Oct
07
2009
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AT&T Wireless finally relents to FCC pressure – allows third party VoIP apps on iPhone

This is huge news.  This announcement from  AT&T means that third part voice providers will be able to send there VoIP traffic over their mobile wireless device.  This is a giant leap for Net Neutrality(Click on the link to read more)!  Thank you Obama.  When critics say you haven’t accomplished anything as of October 2009 except spend a lot of money, I can say they are crazy.  The FCC’s pressure has been crucial on getting companies like Comcast and AT&T to abandon their crooked packet shaping and filtering schemes.

In the case of Comcast they were reducing the priority of Bit Torrent(popular file sharing protocol) packets at peak hours to avoid congestion on their networks.  However, Comcast marketing in the Seattle area suggest speeds of 11-15 MB/s, with no Data Cap.  I think it is disingenuous to throttle down Bit Torrent while marketing faster download speeds than DSL.  It’s disgusting.  I’m glad the FCC stepped in.

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