google weighs in on bell throttling
james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Wed Jul 9 11:11:32 UTC 2008
Andrej Marjan wrote:
> On July 8, 2008 02:10:13 pm JoeHill wrote:
>> Dave Cramer wrote:
>> This bit raised my eyebrows:
>> Rogers, which also slows peer-to-peer applications, disputed claims by CAIP
>> that such throttling affects services such as voice over internet protocol
>> (VoIP) and virtual private networks (VPN).
>> "This equipment, therefore, does not impact any other traffic such as VoIP,
>> VPN and other online streaming applications because their signatures are
>> different," wrote Ken Engelhart, senior vice-president of regulatory
>> affairs for Rogers. "There is therefore no reason why VPN or other
>> encrypted traffic would be affected."
>> Anyone on Rogers network care to comment on this?
> I regularly transfer SSH up from my home network at my full upstream bandwidth
> and download at about 200KB/s.
> At the same time, there is definitely BitTorrent throttling in my
> Frankly, it's not surprising that Rogers is doing this much better than Bell.
> In my experience, Bell is an embodiment of incompetence and belligerent
> disdain for their customers. Sometimes it feels like Bell reps go out of
> their way to provide poor service.
Having dealt with both Rogers and Sympatico, I have to agree. Rogers
provides much better service. The Sympatico "help" desk all but begs
customers to take their business elsewhere.
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