Neoseeker : News : ISP Comcast actively blocking customer's use of BitTorrent
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Mr890P Oct 19, 07
Has this been enacted yet because I have Comcast and I'm uploading using BitTorrent. If not when are they planning on doing this?
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kspiess Oct 19, 07
It has been enacted, yet the blockage isn't active 100% of the time.

From what I've read, it is an irregular thing.
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DEZVOUS Oct 19, 07
Thank god I have Qwest.
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Anonymous Oct 20, 07
Wouldn't it make sense to beef up their head-end rather than actively blocking certain programs if bandwidth is actually the problem? People are paying for the service and it's their responsibility to provide it, and if they can't because of bandwidth then it's also their responsibility to expand and provide more bandwidth.

BitTorrent has many legal uses. As do many other programs, but just about any program can be used illegally. Are they going to start doing things based off of biased assumptions?

This is bull.
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Qoolflame Oct 20, 07
Hit the nail on the head! Comcast has some nerve! I'm forced to use it because its the only ISP/Cable provider in my area, let me tell you its one of the WORST ISP's ever. Both the cable service and internet service *bleep* up all the time and they refuse to even acknowledge it. The prices are insane for their shit service and now this! Outrageous, if I can't Torrent anymore I'll move for the sole purpose of getting a new ISP.
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DeathMonkey Oct 21, 07
We pay our ISPs for our internet connections. What right do they have to decide what we can and can't do with our bandwith which we have paid for?
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Child of Death and D Oct 21, 07
Why does my college have Comcast? I thought I was done with Comcast bullshit years ago when I got Qwest in my home.

Their service and ISP quality suck enough already. I already have to restart my computer to reset my internet connection at least once a day, if not twice.

Good thing I'm more of a megauploader.
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Guest Oct 22, 07
Sounds like a bunch of crap to me also! A person has the right to do what they like with the limited bandwidth they are given. Looks like to me they will be going down soon. People won't put up with that kind of policy. I know I would not.
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iamjoe56 Oct 22, 07
It is called the "Big Brother" rules, people. They are unconstituional and go against the principals this country [USA] was built upon.

Now, first off, let me Quote one of the founding Fathers [the name is lost to me I am terribal with names] " A government is best, that governs least". Now yes, Comcast is not the "Governemnt" But in this case they are, as they run the internet service.

This is all part of what is going on these days. The higher powers are trying to control the Plebians. It just doesn't float. It is just another example of Socialism working its magic in the American market place. Soaring prices, shit customer support, and workers, shitty products and on the side, a whole heaping pile of shitty "hide-ware". If Comcast can't even tell their customers about it, they can't legally do it!

Further, this is just one more encroachment upon Freedom, which the true implications of which are lost on many. But suffice it to say, that if my freedom to upload, and downlaod, it taken away. I could [would and should] sue Comcasts ass right the *bleep* off!
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Bill Gates03 Oct 22, 07
Thomas Paine - I learned about him in US History

"to ensure all our customers have the best broadband experience possible."

Lol, I wonder, does Comcast really care if its customers have the best experience? I have never used Comcast, but from what I've read, no.
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iamjoe56 Oct 23, 07
After this, I sincerily doubt it, however, they may be doing this to cover their own ass, because sony might sue them too.
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Ratchet2 Nov 15, 07
Uh... I have Comcast, and I download torrents without any problems.

And really, "to ensure all our customers have the best broadband experience possible."??????? YEAH, RIGHT. All they're trying to do is save money by decreasing the bandwidth.

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DeathMonkey Nov 15, 07
Yup that's pretty much it.

iamjoe56, how does socialism have something to do with this?
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DeathMonkey Nov 15, 07
I hope i didn't step on a land mine there :S
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