[GRLUG] Comcast and net neutrality

Judith Alta List at j-alta-k.net
Wed Oct 24 10:21:46 EDT 2007

Starting several months ago emails to me bounced when sent from Comcast. 
I contacted Netfirms, my domain host, and they said that it was on 
Comcast's end, as they had done everything they could to get those 
emails to come through. So apparently I was not alone.

Haven't had anyone tell me for some little time now that my emails are 
bouncing, and I've been getting email from people whose posts to me had 
bounced before.

Judith Alta Kidder

Bob Kline wrote:
> On 10/21/07, *john-thomas richards* <jtr at jrichards.org 
> <mailto:jtr at jrichards.org>> wrote:
>     On Sun, Oct 21, 2007 at 07:28:58PM -0400, Bob Kline wrote:
>       Based on my
>     understanding this company would lose common carrier status and
>     would then be
>     liable for illegal activities on its network.  Thus, it *is*
>     illegal for
>     Comcast to want to limit how I use my internet connection.
>     Then again, I may be all wet.  :-)
>     [snip, snip, and more snip]
>     --
>     john-thomas
>     ------
> It's pretty clear that Comcast is not very
> proud of what it's doing.  Now that it has
> been definitively found out,  maybe concerned
> customers will look in to the legal status of its
> actions.  I understand that customers cannot
> run their Internet connects full bore,  24/7/365,
> but Comcast needs to be more upfront about
> its policies - good,  bad,  or in between.
> It annoys many that the telcos and cable
> companies assure Congress that net neutrality
> legislation is not needed,  only to show that is
> a cynical attempt to help ensure that Congress
> does nothing.
> Now to see what Congress does,  and whether
> it comes down on our side or the Industry's.
> I think I know,  but hope otherwise.  I'd like to
> see the gov't have its own high speed backbone
> for for Internet traffic,  and then just contract
> companies to run it.  This has been done with
> other gov't communications system.  FTS 2000,
> a private gov't phone system.  And no doubt
> Internet2,  which none of us can use unless we
> work at a school or lab.
> But we can pay for it....
> The world is tiered in all kinds of different ways.
>     -Bob
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