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Cynic_999 Silver badge

It's the reason that's important

It's not the fact that some packets are given greater priority than others that is of concern, it is the *reason* for the difference that needs to be examined in order to decide whether the reason is acceptable. Slowing down a download from NetFlix so that a robo-surgeon has all the bandwidth he needs may be considered acceptable, whilst slowing down a NetFlix download so that users get frustrated and switch to a different movie service may not be considered acceptable, especially if it involves deliberate throttling rather than packet prioritisation.

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