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karrun

join:2011-03-03
reply to GeorgeOrwell

Re: Mediacom Disconnects and Bans Alleged Internet Pirates

It's only 3 times with Mediacom. I hate this "guilty until proven innocent" stance with Mediacom. My neighbor, who wouldn't even know how to illegally download, was banned for life after 3 strikes. We're pretty sure who did the downloading (neighbor boys) but no way to prove it. The first time was her "fault" in that she didn't secure her router. The second time I think she used a weak password. Then she paid BB big bucks to install a secure router and she was again hacked after several months. Mediacom would not even consider reinstating her. In fact, they invited her to sign up again after several months, but it was apparently a mistake because they disconnected her after she called up for technical help soon after. Where we are Mediacom is a monopoly. THere should be some other sort of punishment other than this banned for life crap. Maybe a required course on securing your router or copyright infringement.


silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
USA

said by karrun:

It's only 3 times with Mediacom. I hate this "guilty until proven innocent" stance with Mediacom. My neighbor, who wouldn't even know how to illegally download, was banned for life after 3 strikes. We're pretty sure who did the downloading (neighbor boys) but no way to prove it. The first time was her "fault" in that she didn't secure her router. The second time I think she used a weak password. Then she paid BB big bucks to install a secure router and she was again hacked after several months. Mediacom would not even consider reinstating her. In fact, they invited her to sign up again after several months, but it was apparently a mistake because they disconnected her after she called up for technical help soon after. Where we are Mediacom is a monopoly. THere should be some other sort of punishment other than this banned for life crap. Maybe a required course on securing your router or copyright infringement.

You don't have any DSL service in the area?

Maybe Mediacom will adopt a 6 strikes policy after other providers test it out. But that would probably not do anything for the people already banned.

karrun

join:2011-03-03

No DSL. Only other option is satellite, which is expensive as hell and, so slow you can't even think about streaming Netflix.
I still think reasonable internet access is a right and Mediacom is denying this right without due process.