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Re: Comcast throws down gauntlet to residential accounts

Ted Smith wrote:
On Mon, 2009-08-10 at 13:39 -0500, Scott Bennett wrote:
Verizon residential service is only available at my location if I also
buy their telephone service, the combination of which would cost ~
$80/mo. and
also require a 12-month contract.  I have yet to get the details on
business-class service, but it seems unlikely to be any cheaper.
residential service does not currently have a cap, but I don't know
they prohibit listening on ports accessable from the Internet.

I believe they do, under the same guise of prohibiting "servers" on
consumer-level accounts. I haven't read the AUP, just something I've
heard. That being said, I've been running sshd+vpnd+other assorted gunk
on my "FIOS" connection for a while, so I would presume that they don't
actively enforce that policy.

Are there any non-business ISP's in the US that are positive towards
using your connection at all? It seems like everything is capped or
AUP'd up the wazoo, to the point where you will *not* get what you paid

I've run various servers for years on my Cablevision/Optimum account
without any problems or complaints whatsoever.
They do block ports 25 and 80 on the basic account level, however the
next level eliminates that and you get 30Mbps down and 5Mbps up with it.