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Re: Study: Cox, Comcast Play Traffic Cop Day and Night
Posted by: Chris Maxcer 2008-05-17 05:28:16
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Cox Communications is actively blocking BitTorrent file-sharing users from enjoying unfettered Internet services, according to a new study based on more than 8,000 Internet users. Like Comcast, which was the first major cable Internet service provider to be outed for throttling peer-to-peer data, Cox says it interferes with the traffic to ensure quality service for all of its customers. Comcast's Internet service tampering garnered the attention of federal regulators.

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Posted by: Meaterman 2008-05-17 05:50:04 In reply to: Chris Maxcer
There's no question Cox interferes with any and all large downloads including usenet, as any Cox subscriber can testify. It begs the question, why spend extra on high-speed internet if all you can do is visit Web sites? I look forward to getting some decent alternatives to the local cable monopoly (though I doubt Verizon is up to it).
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