Ok... Here's the deal...
They're now openly acknowledging that they are rolling out a full throttling process. They plan to have things fully throttled by April 7th. All BT and P2P traffic will be affected.
They claim they are allowed to do so according to their Terms and Services under the Fair Usage Policy in the tariffed contracts... We'll be looking into this shortly.
The meeting was with Sales and Product Management. They will be preparing a formal letter before end of week.
In the meantime, we (many other ISPs) are going to prepare as well... I guess the high road is the path taken in this case.
Spread the word one and all as this topic needs to reach every level possible... There's now officially an issue and action must be taken by all if we're to rectify things.
Trust me, they are.... or TekSavvy isn't very Tech savvy!
Any guy that owns his own business and is willing enough to write in a forum and share what he knows with his customers will get my money any day. He could have just packed it in for the day and went home to think about his golf schedule if he really wanted too.In this particular article ( »www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/···ogy/home ) I think I might have realized where the major flaw is Bell's thought process!
Based on Laszlo's comment on the ability to do what they want to the network. This is the exact problem and where Bell doesn't get it. TekSavvy and all third party ISPs are paying for a "slice" of this network, so no, it's not Bell's at that point. They're paid to make sure the infrastructure remains in good shape, but they're not paid to police it! The flaw in Bell's thought is in their not understanding that we've paid for the right to this space... We've paid for multiple Gig-E connections for the data to flow back to; we've paid for the DSL aggregation interface (AHSSPI) and we're also paying on a per user basis (approx $20/month) to have the data relayed directly back to our main point of Interconnect.
So, in short, no, they don't have rights to this network segment... An easy analogy would be a landlord, who is managing an apartment, gives himself a key to come in and out as he pleases and on top of that decide which tenants friends they let in! I'm not sure about you, but I'm fairly certain, one; the tenant would call the police, but two; you'd land up with a very big black-eye!