Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house

Scott Helms khelms at
Thu Dec 11 13:17:19 UTC 2014

Not a law, it's in their updated terms and conditions that no one reads.
On Dec 11, 2014 8:12 AM, "William Herrin" <bill at> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 9:35 PM, Jeroen van Aart <jeroen at> wrote:
> > Whose fault would it be if your comcast installed public wifi would be
> > abused to download illegal material or launch a botnet, to name some
> random
> > fun one could have on your behalf. :-/
> Doesn't work that way. Separate authenticated channel. Presents
> differently from you with a different IP address out on the Internet.
> What Comcast is stealing is electricity. Pennies per customer times a
> boatload of customers.
> theft n. the generic term for all crimes in which a person
> intentionally and fraudulently takes personal property of another
> without permission or consent and with the intent to convert it to the
> taker's use (including potential sale). In many states, if the value
> of the property taken is low (for example, less than $500) the crime
> is "petty theft,"
> Unless of course the knucklehead jurisdiction passed a law to allow
> it. I'm betting they didn't.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
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