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GeoStar

join:2011-02-10
j2e6f5

speed reduction by isp

I'm just wondering if major isp providers in canada reduse the speed of customers on purpose if the providers feel like the customer is misbehaving in any way ?

k just askin ....


Nitra

join:2011-09-15
Montreal

No.



Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to GeoStar

Some WISPs do, some small indies might. Verizon, IIRC, is planning to do this if they get too many copyright infringement complaints about a user (the so-called "six strikes" policy).
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Developer: Tomato/MLPPP, Linux/MLPPP, etc »fixppp.org


Nitra

join:2011-09-15
Montreal

Breaking an AUP is one thing, and the "six strikes" do not apply in Canada.

No ISP here would be punitive in nature with a speed reduction unless it was laid out in the TOS.


LostTheGame

join:2012-11-24
Ottawa, ON
reply to GeoStar

Some ISPs have it specified in their TOS that speeds would be reduced between x-x timeframe to alleviate congestion



Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to GeoStar

The six strikes thing is entirely an AUP-defined construction (there's no legal basis for introducing it), and any ISP in Canada who wants to could likely implement it just the same.
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Developer: Tomato/MLPPP, Linux/MLPPP, etc »fixppp.org


prairiesky

join:2008-12-08
canada
kudos:2
reply to GeoStar

the biggest one is probably explorenet and their FAP policy. but it's not a feeling thing, it's a formula based process. I'm sure others due it, and i'm pretty sure others have been caught throttling certain protocols before.