The debate about online video and Net Neutrality has thus far been dominated by the U.S., but now it seems to have finally caught on in the UK as well. Rapidly increasing usage of the BBC’s iPlayer has ISPs complaining as at least one company has reported that traffic for streaming video has doubled since the BBC officially introduced the iPlayer in late December.

Some UK ISPs are already calling for the BBC to bail them out, and the broadcaster is in fact looking at ISP-based caching solutions. Others want the government to step in, but this request comes with a unique twist: Britons don’t want any new regulation, but instead help with putting new cables into the ground. Continue reading at

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