One Way To Get Around Iranian Broadband Ban: Ask Your ISP For Higher Speeds

from the they-might-just-give-it-to-you dept

Last week, we mentioned that Iran was banning broadband connections supposedly as part of an effort to keep out the evils of the internet. Iranian ISPs, however, think it may have more to do with the internet infrastructure in the country not being able to handle the higher demands. In the meantime, however, Broadband Reports points us to an article from Iran saying that at least one ISP has decided to ignore the ban. It's not entirely clear from the article, but it sounds like the ISP won't actively advertise the higher speeds, but if a customer asks for them, they'll provide them, saying that there's no way the government can check the speeds they offer on every port. That same ISP CEO says he believes most other ISPs in Iran will do pretty much the same.

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    Matthew, 31 Oct 2006 @ 8:04am

    Re: Takhte Nard

    Takhte Nard by dorpus on Oct 31st, 2006 @ 4:29am
    So we should allow Iranian men to waste all their money on gambling with backgammon online? Or married men who want to chase boys and girls online?

    p.s. don't underestimate Iranian nationalism. The same youth who like American jeans and rock music also love Khomeini.

    I find this comment extremely cynical. I see no evidence that broadband leads to gambling or increases infidelity with underage children. Especially in Iran.

    As far as Iranian nationalism, again I have seen no evidence that the Iranian youth are some sort of hidden army for the Ayatollah. Fact is that there are plenty of college kids in America that love G Bush, but according to that's not the majority nor anything to fear.

    If the men and women of Iran have a need and means to get Internet speeds over average then why not? Perhaps they just want to play more backgammon, or takhte nard. Perhaps they want to educate themselves. Point is that we should encourage the groups that are unhappy with the current regime and help them organize into a group that can make things better.

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