Net Neutrality Links
I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
Comcast Provides Preview of Net Non-Neutrality
. . . I have to wonder if a recent gripe from a Comcast cable modem customer, plus a story I read in this morning’s newspaper about Comcast blacklisting The Well, might be providing a sneak preview of what one of the biggest players has in store for us all.
A reader who is a Comcast broadband customer had a disturbing experience recently. “I’m at a total loss about how to handle this situation,” the reader wrote. “An e-mail to me from a friend got bounced apparently by Comcast. He resent it to my G-Mail account so I could see it. It said that his message was “Blocked for abuse. Please send blacklist removal requests to email@example.com’ among other stuff. So apparently there exists a Comcast blacklist that I cannot control that stops e-mails and that requires my correspondents to ask to be permitted to send me messages.”
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Yes, there’s no question that all of this is far more easily explained by the remarkable incompetence Comcast has long displayed (see Comcast Seems Clueless About Blacklists) in the e-mail arena than some malevolent plot. This is a company that has never been able to properly support its own broadband customers, much less innocent third parties impacted by its random actions. But that’s just the point. Is there any reason to believe that non net-neutrality would make Comcast any better at handling such issues? . . .
–ME “Liz” Strauss
NET NEUTRALITY PAGE
Robert Cain says
I have experienced the incompetence of Comcast and only by threat of lawsuit got them (actually two people) to call me about the issue. Both spouted the party line, but both were stammering and at a loss for words when I got off the phone with them.
For a while Comcast was good, but this week my email was blocked again. I never spam, but only reply to customers who have actually requested that I send them receipts, information or notifications.
What Comcast is doing is restraint of trade and they need to be called on it. I am looking for other businesses who have similarly had their trade restrained by Comcast to take the next step and band together to file a class-action lawsuit against Comcast.