On Jun 20, 2006, at 4:37 PM, David Sovereen wrote:
How many WISPs on this list are limiting P2P traffic separate from
other traffic? I'll bite... I am.
How many WISPs on this list are prioritizing VoIP traffic separate
from other traffic? I'll bite. I am. And I only prioritize VoIP
traffic to and from my own VoIP servers and not VoIP traffic from
Vonage or anyone else.
How many WISPs on this list are filtering NetBIOS, RPC, and other
traffic deemed malicious? I'll bite... I am again.
Now the last one, I can't imagine being sued over, but I hope you
see my point.
I don't want government regulated internet service, but at the same
time I don't agree with your position. We provide a raw internet
service to our customers. They don't pay us to filter or prioritize
it in anyway. As such, doing any filtering or prioritizing may be at
odds with the customer's needs.
These controls are important for me to manage my network and ensure
a quality of service my customers expect.
Net neutrality takes these controls away.
Ask yourself why you filter or prioritize in the first place. Almost
always the answer is oversubscription... you have sold the customer
more services than you are capable of delivering. There is nothing
wrong with a best effort service when it is sold as such. On the
other hand, when you sell a dedicated SLA-based service I believe you
have no business over subscribing or filtering the service in any way.
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