Level 3 Communications Issues Statement Concerning Comcast's Actions

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Mon Nov 29 17:11:18 CST 2010

On 11/29/2010 4:49 PM, Aaron Wendel wrote:
> A customer pays them for access to the Internet.  If that access demands
> more infrastructure then Comcast needs to build out the infrastructure and
> pass on the costs to the customers demanding it.

I agree. This type of maneuver is no different than ESPN3 charging the 
ISP for the ISP customers to access the content. Both are unscalable 
models that threaten the foundation of an open Internet.

As an ISP, I could care less what is in the packets my customers send 
and receive. The exception to this, of course, is malicious packets but 
they keep refusing to set the evil bit.


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