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Verizon is Going to Throttle Pirates by Itself

Verizon is Going to Throttle Pirates by Itself

Added: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Ivan Seidenberg, the Verizon CEO, said they would cope with the 5%-10% of users that appear to be abusers who chew up all the bandwidth. However, the “net neutrality” thing comes as an obstacle to do so.


Ivan Seidenberg expressed a very interesting suggestion at the council for Foreign Relations several days ago. His words prove the need to enact “net neutrality” law, and are supported by the fact that on the same very day Comcast has won its appeal against FCC. As you remember, the US DC Court of Appeals has sided with ISP Comcast in the long-drawn case related to the “net neutrality” principles of FCC and the ability of Internet Service Provider to handle its network traffic. Seidenberg believes that anytime government claims to know the demand of the market, the customer always loses. He accused FCC of coming to a conclusion that the most important thing is the speed, so they didn’t measure anything else.

However, it doesn’t really seem like the FCC cares about network speed. It would be more concerned about openness of the Internet for everybody, therefore complying with Obama’s promise to keep maintaining an accessible Internet. Senator Obama also mentioned that choking of BitTorrent or any other peer-to-peer client would be considered illegal. So that’s all the FCC wanted Comcast to do – stop singling out BitTorrent, not to maintain the network speed. But the outcome of the case was meant to show that ISPs are now free to manage their networks as they wish. Taking into account the fact that Comcast bought NBC Universal 4 months ago, it’s becoming clear that broadband and content providers are merging and turning to digital content distribution.

Seidenberg declares: “It’s important to be extremely careful in understanding what the market needs, not what government calls the most important.”

So Verizon now develops its own policy, offering customers to buy a bundle, like sessions of 10 or 30 megabits. It’s looking for a way to target users chewing up the bandwidth and tackle a problem as it sees fit, throttling people, tracking them and charging them extra.

This is a scary message. If Verizon really decides to implement it in life, then people won’t have any alternative ISPs to switch to unless they physically move.

Still hoping Congress will decide to interfere and act with clear cut legislation.

April 13th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Comments (10) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-04-13 14:01:21)
conmac863 avatarNice article SaM. Thanks.
Funny how on one side they are working on ways to throttle bandwidth but on the other side they are trying to ramp up the speed to all houses.

posted by Blocked (2010-04-13 14:06:44)
iamezaz avatarVerizon should not implement this system as it will be a biased decision.They can form their own policy that's all right but on the other hand they hav to take care of their customer's integrity also.Comcast is way ahead of Verizon this proves in this articles and congress should step into the action and stop verizon from doing this as it will make any profit rather growth loss can be inherited! let's see hope for the best.

posted by Blocked (2010-04-13 15:19:33)
SaveIt4later avatarVerizon has been throttling bittorrent for years..what's the dif?

posted by ET lover (2010-04-13 16:30:26)
moviemanmills avatarWell as a LOYAL Verizon customer with FIOS, when I get hit, I'll go to another provider, Hollywood owes me 45 grand for a Laser Disc and VHS collecion.

posted by (2010-04-13 17:28:34)
machine avatarI don't understand how this can be legal? If you go to a gas station and tell them to put 10 gallng in and they only put 5 gallon in, someones going to get very pissed! Some as throttling your bandwidth, if your paying for for super fast internet service and they throttle it back to half or more, your not getting what your paying for! If they can't keep up with the bandwidth being used, why do they offer it in the first place? If you are paying for it, they should deliver for what you pay for, no matter how you use it..... you paid for it!

posted by Blocked (2010-04-13 18:26:19)
iamezaz avatarI totally agree with MACHINE here!

posted by (2010-04-13 22:09:46)
truthnewsfan avatarAdd one more for the global elites. Notice the part in the article...
"Ivan Seidenberg expressed a very interesting suggestion at the council for Foreign Relations several days ago."
This goes to show that in the US our policies are dictated by the CFR. The real crooks running the show.

posted by (2010-04-13 22:19:42)
asako avatarThe FCC would like to regulate the internet like a utility. If approved, the fed govt would decide who has bandwith and for what reason. BTW, I have Comcast and don't report any change in bandwith...yet.

posted by Blocked (2010-04-13 22:52:18)
menahunie avatarWhat you are seeing is nothing new; money is not power. Control of information or access to it is the real power.
This guy states that 5-10% of their users are the ones using most of the band with and since by implication MUST BE PIRATES so we will interferre in the users ability to use or services as we see fit because even they have paid use for that service that doesn't mean we have to deliver it..
People now have broadband rates and who's fault is that? THE ISP"s.. they advertised and promoted all these goodies you and I have access to except they refuse to realized what is going on. Basically they are saying we are going to have you race in the formula class in a Volks wagon Bug instead of the Formula car we promised you.
I don't know about you but when I sign up and and they tell me "unlimited" access then bitch when I use it even when I have paid for is NOT MY FAULT.
Using high band with never ever means you are a "pirate" as they imply; many many user use high band with for all those great streaming movie companies you suscribe to; or moving you families wedding; birthday dvd to family members, etc....
Allot of people know the current internet "broadband" networks are outdated and over loaded; THEY DO NOT WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY SINCE THEY WANT TO KEEP THEIR HIGH PROFIT MARGINS. If this isn't the case? Explain to me why European customers broadband is way faster than USA? Heck in Japan users get average 20-50 mbps service NOT USA... You don't see the Japanese ISP's bitching about 5-10% users chewing up bandwith....

posted by Blocked (2010-04-13 22:56:11)
menahunie avatarI also forgot to mention many many buisness use very very high bandwith ALL the time. ON THE SAME NETWORKS WE USE THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT.. A Company using high band with is a pirate by their implication?

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