Verizon Criticized Comcast on Throttling P2PAdded: Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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Verizon believes that Comcast clearly harmed many users by throttling P2P networks. It also calls to establish the ISP code of conduct reading that all the Internet players shouldn’t harm customers or competition, despite of its executive’s recent saying that it would find the infringers, throttle them and charge something else.
After the FCC lost the court case against Comcast for P2P throttling, many players on the market have been concerned with Chairman’s attempts for a 3rd way plan narrowly reclassifying the web as a service which could be managed directly by the FCC. Verizon, in cooperation with other Internet players, including Google, is now promoting an alternative to government related to addressing concerns of P2P-induced network congestion prior to Congress find itself able to sort the situation out.
What Verizon plans to create is a framework within which Internet players could pass some governing rules, including one concerning the action to be taken against a bad actor damaging the Internet ecosystem. The major requirement of Verizon for the code is to contain a standard forbidding the participants harm both users and competition.
At the Progress and Freedom Foundation meeting the spokesperson for Verizon accused Comcast of using the reset packets, thus clearly harming lots of customers, as they couldn’t use the Internet. Although it’s the work of a network management to solve congestion problems, companies can never do that kind of things. Instead, he suggests increasing the transparency and accountability of the service providers to give users a good idea of the connection speeds expected regularly. What this means is that widely advertised 15 Mbps connection may result in 12 Mbps as average speed.
Verizon also asks to make other Internet stakeholders involved, e.g., software developers, in order to watch the emerging application working improperly or harming users’ broadband connection.
Moreover, the industry is required to create a reputable group of experts and engineers, who will regularly hold meeting and talk through the problems. That was the way it was supposed to happen in Comcast case. If there would have been such a group, Comcast could have addressed it and said it had some congestion problems, caused by BitTorrent networks. And the body would give it some advice on what to do with it.
Well, that would be very interesting to hear that advice.
June 26th, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, June 26th, 2010
|Thanx Sam Good read....|
|I personally received 8 warnings concerning Copy Right Violations from Verizon, including a recorded message on my cell phone and a message left at my home. This forced me to get a VPN. What are these guys getting paid to watch me and others???|
|yeah verizon can blow a dead goat!!!! I got 4 letters too from them.So I changed to comcast and its been smoth sailing and fast downloads ty comcast||
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