Is WISPA or Part-15 posting follow up comments on this?  Is anyone?

Don't most broadband Internet user agreements have a clause that says
something like "no servers"?  Is bittorrent a server?

Matt


> I looked in the mailing list but there seem at least not to been any
> discussion about this. If there been my apologies.
>
>
> As some of you might know there is a petition turned over to the FCC that
> relates to net neutrality. Vuze, Inc is a video content provider whom
> utilizes bittorrent protocol to deliver their content to the end user. Due
> to  the recent articles and discoveries where Comcast seems to either be
> blocking peer to peer traffic or as they claim bandwidth manage it (but
> according to end users and some tests) to a point where it's impossible to
> get any data through  Vuze, Inc have filed a petition asking FCC to rule
> about the bandwidth management handling.
>
>
>
> If they get their way and FCC rules in their favor as I see it this could be
> a major problem for anyone in the ISP market especially the small players.
> If you throttle or block peer to peer traffic in any way then this could
> potentially have a huge impact on you and your network.
>
> The reason most ISP's are throttle this traffic is to prevent abuse of your
> network and control the impact these fileshare applications can have on the
> network which can/will cause problems for other customers that try to use
> the internet interactively while the fileshare (ab)user more then likely is
> not even at their computer.
>
>
>
> For many ISPs internet bandwidth can cost them anywhere from $100 to $1000
> per megabit and many times access is sold for $30-$60 for 512k-1.5Mbit.  So
> what could the result be of this petition if you ask me. Considerable
> increase of service fees to the customers which might mean that they leave
> for a larger ISP (cable co, phone co) because their cost for access is
> generally far less and they can be more competitive. In markets where you
> compete with these carriers I feel that one of the way you can compete is
> by selling similar service level at similar prices but manage the bandwidth
> better to avoid abuse of your network and this way level the market more. So
> read the petition. I urge all WISP's to comment on this petition. Explain
> why you feel not being allowed to manage this traffic would be a bad thing
> and what the economical impact could be. I would love to see the big guys be
> prohibited from bandwidth manage peer to peer traffic but still allow the
> smaller players to continue to manage this traffic.
>
>
>
> Personally I think it's wrong to blatantly block it unless your in an
> extreme rural area and bandwidth is an extreme problem. Ie some providers in
> for example Alaska are limited to satellite feeds that are not very fast and
> costs an incredible amount or where the highest feed they can get is a T1 or
> two at outrageous price and the infrastructure behind the T1 can not handle
> large amount of traffic.
>
>
>
> Below is a link to the Petition filed by Vuze, Inc to FCC.
>
>
>  <http://www.vistaprint.com/vp/gateway.aspx?S=5176697856>
>
> http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf
> <http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_docume
> nt=6519811711> &id_document=6519811711
>
>
>
> / Eje
>
> WISP-Router, Inc.


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