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RE: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets
> ... Why not suck up and go with the > economic solution? Seems like the easy thing is for the ISPs to come > clean and admit their "unlimited" service is not and put in upload > caps and charge for overages. Who will be the first? If there *is* competition in the marketplace, the cable company does not want to be the first to say "We limit you" (even if it is true, and has always been true, for some values of truth). This is not a technical problem (telling of the truth), it is a marketing issue. In case it has escaped anyone on this list, I will assert that marketings strengths have never been telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I read the fine print in my broadband contract. It states that ones mileage (speed) will vary, and the download/upload speeds are maximum only (and lots of other caveats and protections for the provider; none for me, that I recall). But most people do not read the fine contract, but only see the TV advertisements for cable with the turtle, or the flyers in the mail with a cheap price for DSL (so you do not forget, order before midnight tonight!).