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[ NNSquad ] Re: Comments on NNSquad Purpose

On 11/08/2007 06:03 PM, John Pettitt wrote:
The next question is do we look at by protocol - it's unclear if Comcast et al. would start throttling bandwidth if I downloaded streaming content all day from Amazon unbox or a similar service. If they do, and they are not just hitting BitTorreent, then it's clear they are penalizing usage which as long as they disclose it and apply it evenly seems reasonable. I just got back from Australia and almost all ISP's there have download caps of some sort, it's not perfect but not too bad if you know what your limits are.
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Comcast has already started shutting off users who use "too much" bandwidth: <http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2007/08/does-comcast-br.html>. This on a service with no declared limits, and Comcast won't say what the (hidden) limits are.

Dave Kristol