Comcast's P2P Throttling Suit (in Off-topic)

Demigod December 23 2009 9:03 AM EST

I don't know how I missed this one, but it looks like Comcast just settled out. If you recall, they were in hot water with consumers after choking speeds on peer-to-peer software. I was hoping that the choking would cease thanks to competition from FiOS, but I guess some people took a direct route to fight back.

And though it's included in the article, here's the link to join the suit -- max claim is $16/customer.

Remember, kids, it's Comcastic.

AdminNightStrike December 23 2009 3:06 PM EST

Nice, a free $16 :)

QBRanger December 23 2009 3:09 PM EST

So you have to admit to using a file sharing program in order to get your 16 bucks?

I wonder what Comcast and the government will do with that information.

I would rather remain anonymous about whether I use such programs, thank you very much.

AdminNightStrike December 23 2009 3:11 PM EST

I use bit torrent all the time to download linux dvd images from redhat. It's the only option to get them within an appreciable time.

Miandrital December 23 2009 4:50 PM EST

And a lot of bittorrent sites have gone legal...mininova is an example. The music is a bit eclectic, but it is perfectly okay to download.
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