Comcast quietly changes terms of service

Months after third parties were able to demonstrate that Comcast was throttling some BitTorrent (and Lotus Notes, since fixed) traffic, the cable giant has quietly changed its terms of service. Comcast updated the ToS on January 25—the first update in two years, according to company spokesperson Charlie Douglas—to more explicitly spell out its policies on traffic management.

According to Section III of the revised ToS, Comcast “uses reasonable network management practices that are consistent with industry standards.” The company points out that it is not alone in the practice, saying that “all major” ISPs engage in some form of traffic shaping. Comcast does it to keep its subscribers from suffering the heartaches of “spam, viruses, security attacks, network congestion, and other risks and degradations of service” and to “deliver the best possible Internet experience to all of its customers.” (link)

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Comcast quietly changes terms of service”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 29 other followers

Technorati – Blog Search

Add to Technorati Favorites

submit express


%d bloggers like this: