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Comcast users who have recently reported that their download speeds have dropped and/or their inability to seed has started making waves, after all, Comcast is a major player in the broadband arena.It is no surprise then, that Comcast is now officially doing something about piracy: they’re throttling BitTorrent activity on their own network. “ISPs have been throttling BitTorrent traffic for almost two years now. Most ISPs simply limit the available bandwidth for BitTorrent traffic, but Comcast takes it one step further, and prevents their customers from seeding. And Comcast is not alone in this, Canadian ISPs Cogeco and Rogers use similar methods on a smaller scale.Unfortunately, these more... Read more...
Verizon has been making cable operators very nervous by offering their high-speed fiber-optic service, which will deliver phone and entertainment as well as internet access. Comcast is punching back by announcing they've got their  hands on a cable modem that can download data at a blistering 150 megabits per second. The technology, called DOCSIS 3.0, was developed by the cable industry's research arm, Cable Television Laboratories. It bonds together four cable lines but is capable of allowing much more capacity. The laboratory said last month it expected manufacturers to begin submitting modems for certification under the standard by the end of the year. In the presentation,... Read more...
While I use a Time Warner service, this may be a step in the right direction for content providers. Allowing users a broader line of options. TiVo Inc. said on Monday it hopes to start testing its first integrated digital video recorder service with Comcast Corp., the leading U.S. cable operator, this spring, two years after they reached an agreement to develop the service. The companies had signed a deal in March 2005 to offer Comcast subscribers the option to download TiVo's DVR software and interface to their cable set-top boxes. The two companies demonstrated the service for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on... Read more...
Comcast knows you hardly every leave the house. They're already selling 23 million customers like you cable television and broadband internet and VoIp phone. They've decided to take up the remaining few minutes of your waking life by selling on-demand movie downloads right over the wire they already have running into your house. According to one source that spoke with Gizmodo, Comcast will ensure that users get the movies as quickly as possible by uncapping the bandwidth limits in place on an account for the duration of the download. If that is indeed the case, those pesky 6Mbps bandwidth caps may disappear until customers have finished... Read more...
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