This is great news. Many ISPs have been quick to oversell bandwidth and then throttle what you can use on your "unlimited" connections.
It shouldn't matter if the traffic is P2P. P2P can be anything, not just illegal content. The ISPs should not be able to arbitrarily say that my download of the latest Kubuntu CD via Bittorrent, or your WoW client updates, or any other P2P content is any less important than the HTTP traffic of your neighbor... who's probably just watching Mantis on Hulu again.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Well said Evil1 :)
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How about forcing these phone and cable companies to freaking expand and at the minimum offer some sort of broadband everywhere. As it is if you dont live in a big city you are screwed.
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3vil you are right on target with that. I pay for fast
internet for one reason (and this is becoming more so now that even
TV/movies/etc. are hitting the net in a big way) that is unlimited internet. I
personally have never been throttled. However; if I decide to download a few
complete movies, and my incessant forum as well as school (I have gone back to
school over the net) usage, I spend a lot of time on the net. I also game
almost exclusively on the net. Either way the bandwidth in an out of my house is
not small, I just have not hit any caps yet. If I do and they throttle me when
I am having finals, or even regular assignment/discussion work etc, that could
cost me a considerable amount of money.
I wish they would too, Drago! Where I grew up, and my parents still live, neither DSL nor cable broadband are available.
ISps shouldn't be allowed to advertise 'unlimited bandwidth' if they can't deliver. Hopefully they get sued!
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