SlashDot: "Comcast Gunning for NAT Users"

Stephen Sprunk ssprunk at
Thu Jan 31 19:24:13 UTC 2002

Thus spake "Steven J. Sobol" <sjsobol at>
> 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?

If the ISP sells "unlimited" access, then customers have every right to use
it without limit.

If the ISP places restrictions on what access is allowed and/or how long,
then it is no longer an unlimited service, and it would be fraud to market
it as such.

ISPs count on customers not using all of what is sold to them; if they turn
out to be wrong, that is a part of the risk they took.


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