For VOIP We Need QoS Right?

The common understanding is that VOIP benefits from network QoS. So by extension QoS over the internet backbone would be a good idea, right? Well, maybe…and maybe not. Here’s some interesting reading.

Why We Don’t Need QOS: Trains, Cars, and Internet Quality of Service by Dan Bricklin

Why there’s no Internet QoS and likely never will be by Brough Turner

Where Is The Broadband Innovation? Or Competition?

I live in Houston. It’s the fourth largest city in the USA. Further, I live “inside the loop” in the area that was the cities first suburb back in 1910 (ish.) Clearly, I don’t live in some out of the way place. Yet I am dismayed to find that my broadband options are about the same as they were about ten years ago. Just more expensive.

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