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BellSouth Exec: Might Block App Ports 'Someday'
by Karl Bode 05:35PM Wednesday Oct 26 2005
While DSL providers traditionally have veered away from the cable industry's anti- p2p tactics of bit caps and bandwidth throttling, IP Democracy points out that BellSouth isn't ruling out app-specific port blocking. "We end up investing a lot behind the [DSL] connection and a lot of that investment goes to enable BitTorrent or peer to peer file sharing. Someday we might get to the point where we want to block a port,” says Jonathan Banks, BellSouth Vice President of Federal, Executive and Regulatory Affairs.


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