SlashDot: "Comcast Gunning for NAT Users"

Scott Francis darkuncle at
Thu Jan 31 19:06:44 UTC 2002

On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 01:59:06PM -0500, sjsobol at said:
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Greg Pendergrass wrote:
> > It doesn't make sense that an ISP should complain that customers use 100% of
> > what they pay for.
> So you think that dialup users should be allowed to stay online 24/7 for
> $20/month on an account advertised as unlimited?

perhaps the advertising language needs to be overhauled. Obviously, a dialup
user running services pulling max bandwidth 24/7 on an entry-level account is
a problem. However, to play devil's (customer's?) advocate, it _is_
advertised as 'umlimited access' ... It seems kind of, well, silly to
advertise a service in certain language, and then to complain when somebody
takes you literally.

Perhaps I'm just not seeing this from the business perspective. :)

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