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Re: P2P & Skype traffic control in ISP networks

  • From: Scott Weeks
  • Date: Fri Nov 11 02:21:28 2005

----- Original Message Follows -----
From: Joe Shen <joe_hznm@yahoo.com.sg>
To: NANGO <nanog@merit.edu>
Subject: P2P & Skype traffic control in ISP networks
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 12:11:42 +0800 (CST)
> it seems some ISPs have started to introduce
> management facilities into their networks. Is those
> products of carrier level?
> 
> reference:
> 
> 
> http://webreprints.djreprints.com/1341970908457.html


: stipulate in their subscription contracts that 
: customers can't use the company's high-speed Web-access 
: networks for Internet calling—or may prohibit usage in 
: the future. Several cable companies are using technology 
: to cap the speed at which some of their customers can 
: swap videos. A number of equipment companies are selling 
: software and other products designed to block and monitor
: Internet applications such as phone calls, video and 
: photo downloads.

That's the spirit!  Tell the customers "hell no, you can't
do that on our network!"  I heard from folks (who I hope are
competitors) that they want to implement this business plan
of customer non-satisfaction.  <mumble,mumble Monopolistic
Thinking mumble, mumble>

: on their networks, but he also says the FCC is looking
: into guidelines to protect consumers on this issue.

Oh yeah, it's another silly journalist that thinks the
internet is a US based toy and Just Doesn't Get It (JDGI). 
Move along, nothing to see there...   >:-)

  
scott

ps.  Why nango, not nanog?




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