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#1 Dalponis

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Posted 12 Nov 2007 - 23:26

Adding itself to the small-but-growing list of ISPs that admit to traffic shaping, Canada-based Bell Simpatico has confessed to using 'traffic management' on heavy users 'during peak hours.'

'We are now using a Internet Traffic Management to restrict accounts,' wrote an unnamed forum administrator on Bell Sympatico's support forums. According to the administrator, Bell Sympatico’s traffic shaping affects an unmentioned number of applications and protocols, including BitTorrent, Gnutella, Limewire, Kazaa, eDonkey, eMule and WinMX. A Bell Simpatico Manager chimed in immediately afterwards, explaining that 'there continues to be phenomenal growth of consumer Internet traffic throughout the world' and that 'Bell is using Internet Traffic Management to ensure we deliver bandwidth fairly to our customers during peak Internet usage.'

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http://www.dailytech.com/More+ISP+Confess+...article9544.htm

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Posted 12 Nov 2007 - 23:31

I can't believe that people use these connections. Wake up idiots!

You're paying for a certain connection speed. Period. Some company decides to throttle your connection speed, since they over subscribe their lines, and cannot support that much bandwidth? It's like GM selling you a car, but giving you only the driver seat, since they made too many cars, and can't fill them all with seats!

Stop using these shitty connections.

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Posted 15 Nov 2007 - 01:41

Comcast has been sued by a California resident for blocking BitTorrent and other traffic.

"John Hart describes himelf as a Comcast customer who has seen performance hits when using 'Blocked Applications' targeted by Comcast's traffic management application, Sandvine. In his complaint, Hart says that Comcast severely limits 'the speed of certain internet applications such as peer-to-peer file sharing and lotus notes' Comcast accomplishes this by 'transmitting unauthorized hidden messages' to the PCs of those using the applications."

Maybe Comcast will start delivering what people paid for? Nah, it's cheaper to buy a few more politicians, than upgrade your service to what you're paying for.

Read the full story here:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071...c-blocking.html

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Posted 25 Mar 2008 - 09:49

The Canadian family-run ISP Teksavvy (which is popular among Canadians, precisely because it does not throttle connections) has started noticing that Bell Canada is throttling traffic before it reaches wholesale partners.

According to Teksavvy CEO Rocky Gaudrault, Bell has implemented 'load balancing' to 'manage bandwidth demand' during peak congestion times — but apparently didn't feel the need to inform partner ISPs or customers. The result is a bevy of annoyed customers and carriers across the great white north.

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http://www.dslreport...Tell-Them-92915

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