Originally Posted by deafboy
I literally don't understand those of you backing the offender, he broke his contract in a big way, he got caught, he doesn't seem to care.
Verizon, no matter how you look at it in THIS case is not in the wrong.
And yeah, a server is a server and they can ding you for it if they want. But in most cases they won't care since you won't even show up on their radar. Every ISP has to protect its infrastructure and customer base as a whole from being manipulated.
Yea, he did. Problem is Vz also changed the clause from business servers to just servers. Charging 60% more for the same service, so a user does not violate any potential interpretations of a purposefully restrictive and vague contract for a utility is bogus. They intentionally created a legal loophole to charge more for the same service. This is a problem
, the internet is a utility which is being unregulated and greatly exploited by these massive telecoms throughout the country. I'm all for any of these telecoms to get screwed, even just a little bit.
Besides which, they likely still make money from him as a customer at residential rates regardless of the bandwidth he was consuming.
If this was eating away at a small margin they were operating on, I wouldn't be nearly as inclined to side with him. The fact of the matter is these telecoms are making so much money from internet service, it is absolutely ridiculous that any person with common sense side with them. Yes, they have the legal rights
based on the contract to do this, but no I don't believe they should have the right to gouge the populace of the nation on a utility. I say this as someone who verizon has screwed in the past with their careful 3pt font fine print, where they use inexact buzzwords to explain how you're allowed to use the service.Edited by Avonosac - 5/24/13 at 9:31am