Fast Cable Connection, But Don't Try To Really Use It

By Dave

Techdirt has a hilarious little blurb on their site making fun of the speed competition various broadband providers currently have.

It seems that many broadband providers have realized that they get attention for playing the “speed game.” They keep announcing faster broadband speeds, even if sometimes the announcements are a bit misleading. BroadbandReports calls Canadian cable company Shaw out for bragging about their speed increases while capping downloads at a paltry 30 gigs a month while also using traffic shaping apps to throttle BitTorrent usage. In other words: here’s your super fast cable broadband service, but you can’t actually use it for much.

It is so true, and thus so sad. But I guess they have to make their money somehow…because we all know that cable companies are all poor.

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