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Bumping an old topic but hopefully someone will help out...

Can someone please explain why 2nd question OA is D? My view: the net neutrality means the ISP is not allowed to do bandwidth balancing by favouring one content over the other. How could the proponents than be for placing limits on bandwidth?

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I have the same doubt. Experts please help!



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Proponents of net neutrality believe that this is unfair, and that limiting bandwidth can be accomplished on the user side, as is done in Australia, without directly punishing the provider.

The above statement from the passage implies that it's okay according to the Proponents of net neutrality to limit bandwidth, but not by ISPs but at End USer level.
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I can't understand why the answer to question 3 is C... I'd really appreciate an explanation...
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Can somebody explain Q1? Why B?
B says the paragraph discuss some ISSUES but what are the issues? The paragraph is mainly about the arguments between proponents and opponents of Net Neutrality Principles
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Bumping an old topic but hopefully someone will help out...

Can someone please explain why 2nd question OA is D? My view: the net neutrality means the ISP is not allowed to do bandwidth balancing by favouring one content over the other. How could the proponents than be for placing limits on bandwidth?

thanks!



The key thing to realize here is that supporters of net neutrality do not want network operators to dictate terms to content providers. Look at the last two sentences of the first paragraph: In order to manage the limited amount of available bandwidth, an operator might slow down a site that uses "too much" bandwidth. Proponents of net neutrality believe that this is unfair, and that limiting bandwidth can be accomplished on the user side, as is done in Australia, without directly punishing the provider.

You saw, correctly, that the first sentence reveals that net neutrality supporters do not want operators to be able to limit available bandwidth. But the seconds sentence reveals that they believe that limiting bandwidth can be achieved in another way:limiting bandwidth can be accomplished on the user side... So they aren't opposed to limited bandwidth, per se, they're just opposed to operators doing the limiting. Apparently, so long as limited bandwidth is imposed on the user side, they're fine with it.
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I can't understand why the answer to question 3 is C... I'd really appreciate an explanation...
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The bandwidth discrimination alluded to in answer choice C is referenced in this line: Opponents claim that discrimination of this sort is unavoidable but benign; some packets of information have different latency requirements and must therefore be handled differently.
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Can somebody explain Q1? Why B?
B says the paragraph discuss some ISSUES but what are the issues? The paragraph is mainly about the arguments between proponents and opponents of Net Neutrality Principles


The arugment is based on a topic where proponents and opponents are arguing over a change, there are no legal arguments, there is no discussion of any kind of effectiveness, by which we can safely eliminate options A and E.Technical matters and future of a particular industry are OOS as they are not discussed anywhere in paasage.So, by POE answer is B.
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i cant understand question 4 please explain
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Still having doubt with Question No 3
Q3 :According to the passage, some people believe that latency requirements _______.

a) tend to affect data applications more than video applications
b) were not an issue with Gopher
c) are an excuse for bandwidth discrimination
d) can slow innovation
e) are an unnecessary obstacle to making the Internet a level playing field

OE is C . Its not an excuse rather its a reasoning given by opponent.
Ca someone explain how is it correct?
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i cant understand question 4 please explain


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Q4: Which of the following best describes the author’s attitude toward the FCC’s decision?

Difficulty Level: 650-700

Explanation

The author describes the issue in objective terms, though the last sentence (“It remains to be seen...”) shows some caution.

(A): The author never seems alarmed.
(B): The author never expresses distrust.
(C): At no point is optimism expressed.
(D): The author never uses any enthusiastic terms.

Answer: E


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Still having doubt with Question No 3
Q3 :According to the passage, some people believe that latency requirements _______.

a) tend to affect data applications more than video applications
b) were not an issue with Gopher
c) are an excuse for bandwidth discrimination
d) can slow innovation
e) are an unnecessary obstacle to making the Internet a level playing field

OE is C . Its not an excuse rather its a reasoning given by opponent.
Ca someone explain how is it correct?


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Q3 :According to the passage, some people believe that latency requirements _______.

Difficulty Level: 700

Explanation

The 2nd paragraph states that “Opponents claim that discrimination of this sort is unavoidable” in regard to latency requirements.

(A): Latency requirements were not related to these applications in the passage.
(B): Thepassage does not give any information to make a determination on the relevance of latency requirements to Gopher.
(D): No connection was made between latency and innovation.
(E): The passage actually states that discrimination due to latency is “unavoidable.”

Answer: C


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Hello,
I want to check my understanding on Q1.

For question 1:
Choice B: mentions 'issues' which is broad enough to encompass all the paragraphs.
Choice E: mentions arguments about hotly debated topic. So it covers 1st and 2nd para.

E does not cover last para: Is this the sole rejection point for E or am I missing something?

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Hello,
I want to check my understanding on Q1.

For question 1:
Choice B: mentions 'issues' which is broad enough to encompass all the paragraphs.
Choice E: mentions arguments about hotly debated topic. So it covers 1st and 2nd para.

E does not cover last para: Is this the sole rejection point for E or am I missing something?

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­Yes! E is partially correct and ill-directed. Although legal arguments are mentioned, the passage does not primarily focus on summarizing legal arguments. Instead, it provides a broader overview of the issues and perspectives surrounding net neutrality.
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I am not clear with option C for question no 3. Also how can we eliminate option D as the next line states that there are other ways to spur innovation, implying that latency requirements do impact innovation.
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anandchatterjee11 wrote:
I am not clear with option C for question no 3. Also how can we eliminate option D as the next line states that there are other ways to spur innovation, implying that latency requirements do impact innovation.

The official explanation is available here

 D is partially correct, but not as a whole. Although the passage discusses the battle cry of innovation in relation to proponents and opponents of net neutrality, it's more focused on how favoring certain applications based on latency requirements can slow the adoption of newer, better ones. The discussion doesn't directly address the impact of latency requirements on innovation outside of this context. Therefore, D is incorrect.
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