Comcast_Is_Starting_The_Tiered_Internet_Whether_We_Like_It_or_Not

Steven Alligood steve at bluehost.com
Tue Aug 21 12:29:27 MDT 2007


Back to the almighty dollar.

You block http, you loose 99% of customers.  You block torrent, you 
loose 2% of your customers, all of which cost a lot more than they bring in.

And yes, they are perfectly within their legal rights to block VoIP if 
they want to, especially if they have a valid business case for the block.

-Steve

Clint Savage wrote:
>> I agree with you Clint. They have ever right to throttle your
>> connection, generally-speaking. But it's a concerning precedent when your
>> ISP decides they determine what services you can and can not connect to.
>>
>> Let's say they want you to use Comcast digital phone service. Maybe they
>> start blocking VOIP traffic. Seems like a natural move and not at all
>> unlike Comcast to do.
>>
>> -=Fozz
>>     
>
> Fozz, THANK YOU!  So clear, so concise.
>
> W00t!  finally!  Somebody sees what I've been trying to point out all
> along.  Where does it end?  Where does the limiting stop?  How much
> more do I have to pay to get bittorrent (or http for that matter)
> traffic?  I don't want to be using those words, EVER!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Clint
>
>   

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