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inb4 Newzbin 3.


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Originally Posted by Newbie2009 View Post
As if BT customers did not hate BT enough as it is.
Lol, sad but true.
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Originally Posted by Elis View Post
From my experience, BT internet is pretty good, no problems to report really.

On topic: Why just BT and not all of the other ISP’s? Is it because BT owns the internet and phone line infrastructure in the UK?
Because BT already has the technology in place. IIRC, they invested something like £500m in developing and implementing CleanFeed, and because they have that technology already it would be cheaper than targeting another ISP who would then have to develop that same technology again.



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Originally Posted by John Gilmore
The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post
Good, less pirates, but most will just join a new ISP, or will find a new website to download torrents.
Stupid court rulings like this force ISP's to go out of business, can't wait till AT&T or Verizon slaps them in the face.
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Originally Posted by assaulth3ro911 View Post
Stupid court rulings like this force ISP's to go out of business, can't wait till AT&T or Verizon slaps them in the face.
Rofl, are you saying ATT or Verizon would successfully oppose a court ruling that forces them to police their own networks?

This sounds familiar
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As if BT customers did not hate BT enough as it is.
This.

And so much for signing up for 18mnths with them...
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This makes me happy I'm on Virgin Broadband.

Been with them since Telewest Days, had BT for bits inbetween.

Then again, I don't use that site, never heard of it.

But still, I download my Subbed Anime' (until it's DVD release), so I'm wondering if this kinda thing will spread further in the future.
 
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As if BT customers did not hate BT enough as it is.
This. I hate BT with a passion and can't WAIT to leave.

Anyway, our judges have no rights limiting the freedom of expression. If they, the copyright holders, want the site down. They should pay for the court time involved in order to arrest and prosecute the users of the forum and try to retrieve the money spent doing that from the members.

That way, the courts and BT don't have to mess around following the whims of copyright holders who aren't paying a penny towards the protection of their IP.

Problem is, both the rights holders and policy makers know this is expensive and very tough. But, that's hardly my concern and I don't see why my taxpayer money should go towards this end. They should be prepared and forced into doing the legwork and paying for it themselves.
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Meh no issue. If they think getting BT to block sites will help, think again.
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The ISP base in the UK is considerably larger than BT and VM. Granted they are the biggest and own most of the networks, their customer service is crap and VMs bandwidth policy is something they should be ashamed of. It's particularly brutal against those who live in student houses. If a few people watch a few episodes on iPlayer and youtube for a bit, your connection gets throttled to 30% of what you're paying for for about 7 hours. After having put up with that crap for 2 years, I won't be going back there.

Honestly (and much to my surprise) I'm amazed how good Sky broadband actually is. Customer service leaves a bit to be desired, as does that cruddy router they ship you as they put so much in your way to stop you from replacing it (seriously, your username and passwords are embedded into the router, but a bit of googling tells you how to extract them) however we get a very solid 16mb with the holy grail of unlimited bandwidth. I don't think it's ever actually cut off.
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so the three strike rule wasnt enought then. Whats the point in this.
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Originally Posted by msremmert View Post
The ISP base in the UK is considerably larger than BT and VM. Granted they are the biggest and own most of the networks, their customer service is crap and VMs bandwidth policy is something they should be ashamed of. It's particularly brutal against those who live in student houses. If a few people watch a few episodes on iPlayer and youtube for a bit, your connection gets throttled to 30% of what you're paying for for about 7 hours. After having put up with that crap for 2 years, I won't be going back there.

Honestly (and much to my surprise) I'm amazed how good Sky broadband actually is. Customer service leaves a bit to be desired, as does that cruddy router they ship you as they put so much in your way to stop you from replacing it (seriously, your username and passwords are embedded into the router, but a bit of googling tells you how to extract them) however we get a very solid 16mb with the holy grail of unlimited bandwidth. I don't think it's ever actually cut off.
This is exactly my view of Sky broadband, I was with BT for years, but I was so sick of the throttling, fair usage policy and the high prices, I changed to Sky based on the recommendations of my brother and I've not regretted it, ACTUAL unlimited downloads with zero throttling. I won't be going back to BT anytime soon.
Edited by Pabs - 7/29/11 at 3:05am
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