Comcast’s latest booboo

So not only Comcast is not net-neutral, not only they ban users for using more than ~120GB bandwidth per month, but now they are possibly caught lying. I don’t use Bittorrent, so I don’t care much, but it’s certainly not a good outlook for them. I do care about the banning of users though: just last month JBQ downloaded 10 GBs of PS3 (legal) game demos, all in one day. Sorry, but Comcast will have to go with the times, if they have a problem with it, let them talk to Sony and ask game companies to optimize their graphics and data more.

Update: Senators Want Probe on Content Blocking. Tell that to T-Mobile which blocks certain parts of the internet, including VoIP ports.


mikesum32 wrote on October 27th, 2007 at 5:39 PM PST:

I don’t have anything left to say, so this is a test.

I’m awesome. BeOS Icons on NBC in Prime-time.

chema wrote on October 27th, 2007 at 6:57 PM PST:

And the market will sort it out (RE net neutrality)… yeah right, corporations are in it for the profit alone, unless people stop being apathetic and actually care they will have us bend over and we’ll like it :S, but people will still be apathetic so we need laws to ensure corps don’t fuck us up.

But then again i don’t have those problems… down here i pay 50$ for 512kbps :S, but i get to do what i please with it 🙂

Jacob Munoz wrote on October 29th, 2007 at 7:48 AM PST:

Selecting a different provider should not present me with a different Internet. Since the US has essentially been divided-up like the ‘spoils of war’ – and many (if not most) now have one realistic provider (unless they downgrade to dial-up). America’s telecom industry is simply a battleground for titanic war-lords that care nothing for the customer and focus solely on assets, profits, and investors. Like so many other industries, the product and service is no longer a primary focus – only margins and returns matter.

…and am I correct in reading this?

“AT&T reportedly changed a service agreement that previously included language permitting the company to cancel accounts of Internet users who disparage the company.

KRAIST! “disparage the company?” – so if you say AT&T sucks, they could have canceled your account?!?! First Amendment, what’s an Amendment? Have you ever heard of the first amendment – who said amendment? Somebody somewhere said we had a first amendment that did something important – damn, I wish I could remember what it was… . must not have been important.

Hey Cox, Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, AOL, Sprint, you can all eat my doo! You’d sell your own grandmother’s ankles if it pulled your stock ticker up a point.

bring it.

The only telecom I’ve heard semi-honest new from was Qwest, long ago. When they refused to participate in illegal mass-wiretapping (but sadly caved-in), I felt as though Jack Lemmon in “The China Syndrome” had just been shot right in front of me. Good movie.

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