There is no Net Neutrality for Wi-Fi, Which Increasingy is Going Carrier Grade

Perhaps oddly, given all the attention to network neutrality as applied to Internet access providers (mobile and fixed), it is Wi-Fi where the balance between “best effort” and “assured access” or carrier grade paradigms will be most important.

At least according to Rethink Research, there will be more “carrier grade” Wi-Fi hotspots than “best effort” hotspots by 2017. That means a majority of hotspots will use prioritization mechanisms.

So with or without network neutrality rules, hotspot providers will be able to groom traffic and take other measures to provide consistent user experience.


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