Tag Archives: Comcast

Comcast’s blacklist

In order to fight what it deems as “network congestion”, Comcast is developing a way to slow down particularly heavy downloaders as opposed to all bittorrent users:

“Comcast is starting to test new approaches to protecting its network from what it describes as congestion caused by a handful of customers who use far far more bandwidth than everyone else.

It will test new devices that will keep track of Comcast users and assemble a blacklist of heavy users. Those on the blacklist will find that all of their online activities may slow down at peak times: from downloading movies to checking e-mail.” –nytimes bits blog

Comcast sued

Comcast sued because of blocking p2p site bittorent. Comcast argues that it has the right to manage its network in order to provide all customers with a quality internet connection. This is the spiel Bell Sympatico has been has been giving us, hopefully someone will take it to court as well.