"Now, in his FCC statement, Florance says that Netflix’s Comcast customers noticed, and complained, and in some cases quit paying for Netflix.
“For many [Comcast] subscribers, the bitrate was so poor that Netflix’s streaming video service became unusable,” he writes, then notes that Comcast reps eventually told subscribers to take their beef to Netflix. “Those customers complained to Netflix and some of them canceled their Netflix subscription on the spot, citing the unacceptable quality of Netflix’s video streams and Netflix’s inability to do anything to change the situation.”
Well their TOS has boiler plate language saying you can't run a server (like all residential ISPs), but I've only seen one person I can recall that was publicly shut down for it -- and I think he was trying to run a major business out of his closet.
Absolutely! They've actually made "cherry picking" fashionable again, which is one of the huge downsides of this kind of approach.
That said, they've also shown a spotlight on the fact that many towns and cities were being prohibited from building their own broadband via ISP-crafted state law. They've also been teaching towns and cities how to get out of the way and encourage investment.
Again, the real benefits to Google Fiber go being the admittedly piddly actual deployment footprint. Still, we definitely have huge coverage issues that it's very clear we need better solutions for.
Computers, but my understanding is that they're still working on tracking tablet and smartphone views? IIRC they announced this program in late 2013 early 2014 but it's still very much being implemented. Which, again, is odd for a company that's supposed to have its finger right on the pulse of viewing metrics.
"The article has fuck all to do with Sprint planning to end unlimited data."
As noted I get your point about the headline, but this comment suggests to me you didn't actually read the last two paragraphs of the story, as the other commenter noted, and don't actually care about the background details in regards to neutrality (which are important). Needless to say, I shant disappoint you again. :)
I tend to agree with you. I floated between two titles, but found the fact that they're killing unlimited data to be more interesting than the fact they backed off throttling unlimited data, so I went with the former as a title, thinking users would read through for full context and background. In the process I probably buried the lede pretty painfully, sorry.