[talk] Optimum provided home router madness

Mikel King mikel.king at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 11:11:47 EST 2015

I have Optimum Biz for my company, and is a completely ‘Opt-In’ solution. What they do to entice you to offer the public WiFi is they will give you a bandwidth boost and also limit the amount of bandwidth to the freeloaders. 


> On Feb 2, 2015, at 10:12 AM, Ah Pook <ahpook at verizon.net> wrote:
> On 02/02/2015 09:25 AM, George Rosamond wrote:
>> Nick Danger:
>>> One of the WiFi's is layer 2 back to "HQ" so they can let everyone on
>>> the same company/brand surf the modem at your house without knowing your
>>> wifi username and password.
>> I was under the impression that Comcast and TWC got rid of residential
>> users providing free wifi to their customers.  Wasn't that some /. story
>> a while back?
> This thing?
> http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Comcast-sued-for-turning-home-Wi-Fi-routers-into-5943750.php
> (link wraps)
> They wanted to basically piggyback on having market share.  It's a lovely idea from a technical perspective... maybe no so much from a "wait, I'm giving you guys 80 bucks a month and you're eating my bandwidth?" one.
>> It's sort of a funny issue.  On the one hand, residential users are
>> powering the cable company's wifi for their other customers with no
>> compensation.  On the other hand, a lot of their customers using others
>> wifi are likely to come under the sights of the RIAA/MPAA and their
>> racketeering cohorts.  No?
> Sort of reminds me of Sony - one division sells you blank CDs, and the other sues you for using them.
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