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Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

  • From: Roland Dobbins
  • Date: Tue Mar 13 12:33:46 2007
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On Mar 13, 2007, at 9:11 AM, Joe Abley wrote:

So long as most torrent clients are used to share content illicitly, that doesn't sound like much of a business driver for the DSL/CATV ISP. And so long as the average user doesn't have an alternative provider which gives better torrent sharing capabilities, there doesn't seem to be much of a risk of churn because of being torrent-unfriendly

er, that's why I put a smiley below it. Like this:


In all seriousness, DVR-on-demand type services offered by the SPs themselves would be one driver. Right now, they're all overlay networks which the SPs don't view as being directly monetizable. If/ when they offer such services themselves, however, I, predict this will change.

Roland Dobbins <[email protected]> // 408.527.6376 voice

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