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axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC

I wonder what technical methods they can use for this

Would they have some kind of database at every router around the country, with a list of web addresses to exempt? Or would they be querying some central database for every network packet? It sounds expensive, especially if few websites pay for it.

ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL
They'll probably adjust their routing so that data going to these content providers is routed differently and bypasses their meters. Participating content providers will probably get an AT&T-assigned IP address where data can be routed to and from, and that IP will be written into their apps.

axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
Heh, force them to host with AT&T, that's almost too evil even for AT&T.


marker

@207.204.188.x
reply to ISurfTooMuch
Actually, they would be metered... just not charged.