First off, you've got to be kidding us. Okay, now that we've got that out, get a load of this. After the FCC told Comcast earlier this month
that its data discrimination tactics
weren't kosher, the provider has decided to react by simply slowing all
internet traffic on its heaviest users. More specifically, Mitch Bowling, Comcast's senior vice president and general manager of online services, stated in a recent interview that the top internet speeds for "targeted customers will be reduced for periods lasting 10 minutes to 20 minutes, keeping service to other users flowing." Right now, this may not affect you one iota, but what's to happen when your kid spends his summer sucking down content on the VUDU / Hulu / etc.? We can think of quite a few reasons
to legitimately use a huge chunk of bandwidth, and having Big Provider keep watch
and determine when enough is enough frightens us just a wee bit.
, image courtesy of Kansas