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Re: Can P2P applications learn to play fair on networks?

  • From: Alexander Harrowell
  • Date: Mon Oct 22 07:09:58 2007
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>MSO's typically understand this as eyeball heavy content
>retrieval, not content generation

I was under the impression Comcast advertised Internet access, which
is read/write. Clearly I was mistaken...

Really, the heart of the matter is that in doing this they are not
being honest with their customers, the wider public, or other
networks. If they want to do this they should say so. Arguably, they
shouldn't do it anyway; I'd be delighted to pay some more for the
assurance that my ISP will, uh, provide Internet service if that turns
out to be necessary.

Perhaps it's time to recognise that we've reached a pricing floor.