[funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at cisco.com
Tue Mar 13 16:15:43 UTC 2007


On Mar 13, 2007, at 9:11 AM, Joe Abley wrote:

> So long as most torrent clients are used to share content  
> illicitly, that doesn't sound like much of a business driver for  
> the DSL/CATV ISP. And so long as the average user doesn't have an  
> alternative provider which gives better torrent sharing  
> capabilities, there doesn't seem to be much of a risk of churn  
> because of being torrent-unfriendly

er, that's why I put a smiley below it.  Like this:

;>

In all seriousness, DVR-on-demand type services offered by the SPs  
themselves would be one driver.  Right now, they're all overlay  
networks which the SPs don't view as being directly monetizable.  If/ 
when they offer such services themselves, however, I, predict this  
will change.

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