I love this crap!
There is equipment installed at Rogers that filters Internet requests and applies the appropriate response.
According to Rogers, if the EQUIPMENT is turned OFF Rogers system would GRIND TO A HAULT.
ANY COMPANY, Rogers included that would integrate a filter device so deep into their system and not be able to remove it "on a moments notice" should FIRE whoever they have running their cable Internet system.
My take; Rogers is going to SCREW some of their customers for another few months.
I read two reports today (February 03, 2012). The first said that Rogers would stop throttling by December 2012 and the second said by Match 2012.
How about by February 10, 2012, a week after today; that should be 72 hours longer than they need (not counting Saturday & Sunday).
From the CBC; quote:
"New technologies and ongoing investments in network capacity will allow Rogers to begin phasing out that policy starting in March 2012," wrote Kenneth Engelhart, senior vice-president of regulatory affairs.
"These changes will be introduced to half of Rogers existing internet customers by June 2012 and to its remaining customers by December 2012."
The entire article is here:
I rest my case, THIS IS PURE CRAP!