[x]Blackmoor Vituperative

Monday, 2007-11-05

Comcast throttling deserves punishment

Filed under: Society,Technology — bblackmoor @ 19:23

Free Press and Public Knowledge filed a complaint with the FCC about Comcast’s squeezing of BitTorrent and other apps the cable company deemed to be too much of a strain on its network.

Comcast, you may recall, was playing a little game whereby it delayed outbound traffic by impersonating users and sending reset commands.


The groups want Comcast to pay $195,000 per affected user.

(from Comcast throttling deserves punishment, groups say, ZDNet)

I agree with these groups in principle, but $195,000 seems a little steep. Refunding the cost of my high-speed Internet service during the affected period seems a fairer punishment.