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Verizon: We do not pull the plug on excessive pirates (updated)

By Matthew ยท 11 replies
Jan 21, 2010
  1. In a discussion with Broadband Reports, Verizon spokeswoman Bobbi Henson said she was misquoted in a CNET article yesterday, which claimed that the company has disconnected repeat pirates from the Internet. Henson told BBR that she is unaware of Verizon ever terminating anyone's account for excessive consumption, although it reserves the right to discontinue service.

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  2. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    Well it's either Verizon or Comcast. And Comcast has the 250GB limit. So, where do we all go? WHERE IS JESUS?
  3. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Figured as much, she said to much in the CNET article and is now backpedaling. BBR pretty much sums up a lot of the issues with doing this. Thanks for updating the article :) .
  4. why do you cry about 250GB?
    i live far far away and have 50GB limit+ 20GB bonus
    its far more than i need, need really need to do a LOT of pirating for 70-250gb,
  5. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 217

    we'll just say that some of us are on the internet alot, and stuff just adds up. that's why some people need more than 250G
  6. a) Don't use the Lord's name in vain and b) offenders (thieves) should be sent to a Somali jail or worse.
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    While google has some replies to the question "where is Jesus?",
    "where do we all go? " has two conditional answers.
    A Bible reader would already know "WHERE IS JESUS?", but do you really think He cares about this kind of stuff given current world circumstances?

    (sorry; just couldn't resist)
  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    So because 50gb is beyond anything you ever use, that must mean anyone who uses more is a pirate? Please...in the age of streaming HD video that can be hit monthly if not exceeded by those who use it for everything. Bandwidth caps are nothing more then a ruse for cable companies to protect there television revenue.
  9. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    Not really. I thankfully have no limit and have 100Mbit/100Mbit line i easy pass 170GB a week

    lots of streaming HD video, downloading distrubutions, downloading games or demos for the Xbox 360 (they can be 3 - 6 GB a piece). Constant online radio, ...

    dont say i dont download stuff I'm not suppose to, but you dont have to to pass that small limit
  10. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    Not only that. It also saves them money on not building proper netoworks..

    Sad but true. :/
  11. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Indeed. Why spend those growing yearly profits to help consumers when they can reduce use of there network and grow there profits even more!
  12. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 846   +102

    Whoever wrote that article needs to be fired immediately. You can put the milk back in the bottle. Verizon is definitely hurt by that statement and now CNET if you read the update.
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