nothing up my sleeve... hey look over there!
This is nothing more than a half-hearted attempt to misdirect the conversation away from "fast lanes". Everyone knows that when congestion is high, bandwidth gets throttled (it's the very nature of "limited resources") but these ISPs are just using this argument to get people warmed up to the idea of throttling at the ISP's discretion and in that lays the problem. The type of throttling being discussed here is completely different from taking bandwidth from everyone and giving the leftover to whoever pays you the most (ie. Netflix or youtube).
Congestion based throttling is not something we should even have to talk about, it's going to happen, it does happen and it's been happening (usually automatically by the routers and switches when packet loss to do line saturation is detected). The throttling we need to be discussing is the schoolyard bully type Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner and every other US ISP is chomping at right now: "give me money or I'll beat up your bandwidth".
Meanwhile, while they talk about bandwidth concerns, I've been seeing advertisements on TV for XLTE (30 times faster)... how are they able to offer that if bandwidth is a concern? My LTE 4G is hitting around 20Mb/s so that means this XLTE would be something like 600Mb/s.
Maybe Mrs. Grillo would like to comment on this product? I mean you're telling us there's not enough backbone bandwidth, but then advertising that you have 30 times as much as we're using now? I'm no math major but something doesn't add up here.