[News] [SOT] Bell Breaks the Law, Starts Fighting Net Neutrality

[News] [SOT] Bell Breaks the Law, Starts Fighting Net Neutrality

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 21:26:54


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Bell's Internet throttling illegal, Google says

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| Google Inc. says Bell Canada Inc. is breaking Canadian telecommunications law
| by slowing certain internet traffic, and is urging the CRTC to take action
| against the company.
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| "Bell claims its throttling of peer-to-peer applications is a reasonable form
| of network management. Google respectfully disagrees. Network management does
| not include Canadian carriersblocking or degrading lawful applications that
| consumers wish to use," the company wrote in a 15-page submission to the
| Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, which was made
| public over the weekend.
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http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/07/07/tech-crtc.html


Recent:

FCC's Martin: Comcast blocking was widespread

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| Comcast's slowing of peer-to-peer traffic appeared to be more widespread than
| the company has disclosed, the chairman of the US Federal Communications
| Commission said this week.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php?id=1740976740&rid=-50


Related:

Comcast Isn Net Neutral; Are They Liars, Too?

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| Following reports that Comcast isn net neutral, Consumerist blog has
| acquired several leaks from Comcast insiders, claiming that they do indeed
| use Sandvine for packet shaping, and that customer service representatives
| are being told nothing about how the network technology works,
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http://mashable.com/2007/10/26/comcast-isnt-net-neutral-are-they-liars-too/


Comcast admits paying attendees at FCC hearing

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| Comcast Corp. admitted yesterday that it paid people to attend a government
| hearing. Company critics say the freelance attendees were there to crowd them
| out; Comcast says they were merely saving seats for employees.
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http://www.philly.com/inquirer/front_page/20080228_Comcast_admits_paying_attendees_at_FCC_hearing.html


Comcast stacked Net Neutrality meeting

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/02/27/comcast-stacked-net-neutrality


Allegations fly in FCC hearing aftermath

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| Comcast Corp. on Tuesday acknowledged hiring people to fill seats before the
| start of a contentious federal hearing on how the company manages its
| broadband network, allowing its employees to take those seats when the
| filled-to-capacity hearing started.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080227/ap_on_hi_te/internet_regulation


Is Comcast's BitTorrent filtering violating the law?

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| Assuming that the SYN packet goes through, the three-way handshake is allowed
| to happen, then the two hosts will be able to begin communicating. Your ISP
| can still kill the connection later, should they wish to, merely by blocking
| the transmission of future packets.
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| According to Torrent Freak, Comcast is not doing this. They are instead
| sending a reset (or RST) packet to the Comcast customer, pretending to be
| from the host at the end of the BitTorrent connection.
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http://www.cnet.com/8301-13739_1-9769645-46.html


Comcast, Microsoft team up to serve smaller firms

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| Microsoft's move to offer the online software suite appears designed to
| compete with a similar offering from rival Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote,
| Profile, Research) known as Google Apps.
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http://w