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Nov 1 2007   1:04PM GMT

Overheard: Deep Packet Inspection

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

carol_wilson.jpg “At its most fundamental, DPI would enable service providers to establish tiered services – the classic platinum, gold and silver model – and prioritize traffic by the packet, depending on what the subscriber has paid for.

The problem, of course, is that the Internet community is not at all comfortable with the idea that ISPs, particularly the large cable and telecom operators who own the networks, are the ones being allowed to set the priorities and determine whose traffic gets the right-of-way.”

Carol Wilson, Privacy, piracy and deep packet inspection

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