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FCC Considers Discouraging Telcos From Slowing Net Traffic
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Msg#: 3584911 posted 12:46 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

The head of the Federal Communications Commission and other senior officials said on Monday that they were considering taking steps to discourage cable and telephone companies from delaying the downloads and uploads of heavy Internet users.

The agency is considering rules and enforcement decisions to force the cable and telephone companies to disclose their policies more clearly for delaying traffic that they say is clogging their systems.

FCC Considers Discouraging Telcos From Slowing Net Traffic [nytimes.com]

 

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Msg#: 3584911 posted 2:10 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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celgins

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Msg#: 3584911 posted 2:45 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think the FCC should consider fines or other penalties against ISP's who practice "over-the-top" network management.

Maybe ISP's like Comcast should consider higher fees for those who use a certain amount of bandwidth during the month.

Wireless providers already do this by charging customers more. If you want to send media, text, video, etc. via your phone, you pay for it. If you use those features 10-times more than someone else, you're probably paying a little more.

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Msg#: 3584911 posted 8:18 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Maybe ISP's like Comcast should consider higher fees for those who use a certain amount of bandwidth during the month.

I already pay higher fees for up to 16 mbps and if I use every bit of that all day long, that's tough. Doesn't matter what I'm doing with my service, I'm paying for a set range so that's what I expect. They shouldn't cap bandwidth because you actually USE what you are paying for either.

considering taking steps to discourage cable and telephone companies from delaying the downloads and uploads of heavy Internet users.

Good for them!

celgins

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Msg#: 3584911 posted 9:03 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Doesn't matter what I'm doing with my service, I'm paying for a set range so that's what I expect.

Agreed. That's where the "over-the-top" network management issue comes in. If you're allowd up to 16Mbps and you're using 16Mbps -- you're golden.

They shouldn't cap bandwidth because you actually USE what you are paying for either.

Of course not. If you're within the bandwidth limits you signed up for, the ISP is wrong for capping.

Hugene

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Msg#: 3584911 posted 4:15 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

If a customer pays for a service, and the ISP isn't prioviding you that service, then :

1) the FCC should do it's duty, protect the customer, by fining the ISP
2) you should do your duty, and report the abuse to the FCC immediately
3) you should do your duty, as a customer, and switch ISPs immediately

Telcos don't have a carte blanche, and they need to realize that now. They should understand that the core of their business is to be dumb pipes, and that's it. If a telco company wants a bigger piece of the pie, then they should diversify into paying services online (iTune style anyone?) and not try to hamper data traffic over their pipes in order to force clients to buy their other services, like TV.

I myself have cut all ties with telcos, except for my cell: no cable TV, no Internet, no land line phone, and I am looking for an alternative to my cell phone provider.

Internet: I get at work, coffee stores, libraries. TV: I get off people that have Internet and download movies. Land line phone: I use my cell and phone at work.

It's time the telcos are put back to their place.

Lord Majestic

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Msg#: 3584911 posted 4:22 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

ISPs need to continually invest into infrastructure upgrades and charge fee that will allow them to do so - those who use more bandwidth then others should of course pay more, but it should be a reasonable fee and most importantly ISPs should not be able to advertise "unlimited" connections only to kick off customers they don't like who go over unspecified limit like it is the case with Comcast - I hope FCC will slap them so hard that they will remember it for the rest of time.

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