Reply to post: China has little incentive to increase external bandwidth

Breaching China's Great Firewall is hard. Pushing packets faster than 1Mbps once through is the Boss Fight

DS999

China has little incentive to increase external bandwidth

At least not for the masses. That slowness provides extra protection against those who find ways around the Great Firewall's censorship.

It is like if you had two websites you could visit for the same information. One is very fast but censors and collects personal information, the other is totally open and private but frustratingly slow. Which do you think most people would choose?

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