Earlier this month, a part of the US government voted to reverse Net Neutrality rules. The idea behind Net Neutrality is pretty simple: internet service providers (ISPs) had to treat all data the same across their networks. They weren’t allowed to purposefully throttle certain sites, services or protocols, and they couldn’t give priority to certain services, sites or protocols over others. All data treated the same. These rules were set into place / hardened with a 2015 ruling.
There are a huge number of factors at play when it comes to determining just how fast, or how slow, a particular file will download. It seems that a lot of people think that when they download a file, it should always download as fast as their internet service provider (ISP) will allow. Which, maybe this is the ideal situation for the end internet user, but this is hardly what happens in the real world. Not only are there technical and practical limits to things, problems may occur at any point of transmission or receiving data. Problems you may not be aware of that, and in many cases, problems that are completely out of your control.
This website needs a major content overhaul. I started this website in 2013, and some 4 years later, some of this information is outdated and in desperate need of updates. Life got turned upside down during that period, and projects like this took the back burner, even with the best of intentions to keep things moving along. It’ll take some time to fix old posts, and it’ll be an ongoing process. One which I’ve slowly started.
It’s been a long while since I’ve posted updates here, but my next project will be reviewing LinkSnappy’s services. I’ve taken the opportunity to renew my account there and ran a few tests over the past week and have been pleased with the results. So, I figure it’s about time to take a closer look at the service and give it an updated review for 2017.