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Net Neutrality
« on: February 14, 2008, 03:49:43 AM »
Macworld is doing an excellent series of articles on Net Neutrality(keeping the internet free from filtering and blocking).

Its a three part series Ive included links to the first two below and will post the last part when they post it. They are focused toward the Mac a little at times but they are a good read and they still apply to Linux and Windows as well.

Part one talks about ISP filtering:
http://www.macworld.com/article/132075/2008/02/netneutrality1.html

Part Two talks about ways to avoid filtering/blocking:
http://www.macworld.com/article/132101/2008/02/netneutrality2.html

On a related note My ISP, Charter, called me about a spike in my bandwidth usage over the last month ( I just love the new iTunes movie rentals :D )  warning that if it continued any traffic over a set bandwidth limit would  be throttled. I told them the second I noticed any change in my service I would be switching ISPs.

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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 03:53:18 AM »
FYI Part three will be on Finding a new ISP and will be posted tomorrow. Ill post the link here as son as I see it.
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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 03:59:01 AM »
Thanks Kyle.
Extremely interesting.  :)
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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 04:43:19 AM »
Thanks Mac, as bob said, Very interesting
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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 03:06:29 AM »
And the final part on finding an Honest ISP:
http://www.macworld.com/article/132122/2008/02/netneutrality3.html
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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008, 02:52:34 PM »
Despite all the negative reports I see regarding Comcast,
I really can't complain about the following results.



For all of you who utilize MySharedFiles, I wish that the upload speed was faster but it's still nothing to complain about.
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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008, 05:57:48 PM »
Despite all the negative reports I see regarding Comcast,
I really can't complain about the following results.



For all of you who utilize MySharedFiles, I wish that the upload speed was faster but it's still nothing to complain about.


Bob from what I hear it depends on where you live. The oversubscribe more in the big cities and are doing most of the filtering on those overloaded networks. If you live away from the city your network most likely is not as crowded and therefore not being filtered as much
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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008, 03:21:59 AM »
Cheers .: Mac :. good and interesting read
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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2008, 05:40:10 AM »
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If you live away from the city your network most likely is not as crowded and therefore not being filtered as much

As they would say around here, "What's a city?"    ;D
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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008, 03:58:32 AM »
The saga continues. here is another article:

http://www.macworld.com/article/132144/2008/02/broadband.html


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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2008, 08:50:53 PM »
Hi .:Mac:.,

The cat and mouse game goes on, Bit Torrent users, the group that is involved here, now have found a way out with developers launching "Comcast Busting Encryption"to bypass The BitTorrent Interfering techniques. Some applaud the French now that like to ban these users all together:
http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-devs-introduce-comcast-busting-encryption-080215/

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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2008, 01:03:43 PM »
Thank you for the links Mac <3

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