SlashDot: "Comcast Gunning for NAT Users"

W.D.McKinney deem at
Thu Jan 31 20:05:36 UTC 2002

Hmmm, smells like a little of vendor knows more than the customer again.
I love it when hardware vendors tell service providers how to make money/run the business.


"Stephen Sprunk" <ssprunk at> wrote:
> 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.
> S

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