Comcast Filtering-For-Profit: A Three-Phase Plan to 'Right-Size' Consumer Bandwidth

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ghot

.....that so many people actually believe that this is not EXACTLY what goes on at board meetings.  This is EXACTLY how large companies think and act....I've, in the past, laughed at those posters who actually believe that letters like this are a hoax.  The sad part is....so very many people are convinced that things like this don't really happen.

Obviously the ending paragrahs of this so called intercepted memo, are either added on to make the entire memo seem false, or the whole memo is false.  However, this does not change the fact that this IS how large companies do business....this is exactly what results when one applies higher math to bottomline modeling.

Its never a question of which company does or doesn't do this...it just a question of when their bottomline forces them to.  Welcome to the business world kiddies  :) 

Oh, and by the way, if anyone actually believes our government is any better than this "leaked memo" purpotedly makes Comcast look....well then you may want to try a few less drugs  ^^

Its nice to see Max PC has found a way to tell the truth....in an easily swallowable format.....keep up the good work :)

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DRAGONWEEZEL

MPC has posted it not once, but TWICE.

 

Let me clue you in "Alexis Luthoré"  what does that sound like?  Yup a tribute to the man in blue's evil scheming nemisis LEX Luthor.  If you google it the only links are dig and MPC! 

 

THERE ARE ONLY 11 TYPES OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. Those that think binary jokes are funny, those that don't, and those that don't know binary

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Curtai

I'm waiting for someone to actually get a memo like this from a company, because yeah "dimmest mouth breather" I liked that... and if you hacked enough corporate email i bet you could find something like that...

 

Amen to the Verizon FIOS I can't wait til it gets here (IOWA)

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mpcrsc562

max pc should put a link to the old comcast "leaked memos" featuring alexis luthore and his diabolical scheme to part people from their money. there must be an awful lot of new readers or a lot of long time readers who had a little too much laced egg nog to remember the former "leaked memos."

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Abstrakt

I remember reading the short story 'A Modest Proposal'.  I got a pretty good kick out of it.  You forgot to add the part where if you go over your 150gb/month cap, then Comcast is entitled to providing your first born child to feed to its workers as a 'cost saving measure' :P

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Darth Ninja

I'm guessing your bumping this old article because comcast really is doing the 150 gig cap?

...or its 'the best of max pc' for the holidays :P 

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jediken21

I read the part about the webcam and I'm like "you've seriously got to be shitting me". I was conspiracy raging...lol...

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pratt

If anyone thinks this is the real deal, then they need to go back to sentence one of paragraph one and think to themselves, "Why would anyone in the 21st Century use the word: Brouhaha in a business letter?"

 I've certainly never heard anyone use that word in conversation or in text. In fact, I don't even know how I know the word and what it means. But what I do know, is you guys at MaxPC wrote up one hell of a funny joke =)

 

I tip my hat to you sirs!!!

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DBsantos77

Good luck getting me to download that bloatware Toolbar Crapcast!

 

Very good article. 

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I Jedi

If we know anything about Americans, it's that they won't stand for this bullshit forever. 

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mikeart03a

It's true folks. If you've heard of Warner planning on filtering internet traffic, guess who owns Comcast? Time Warner Corp.

- mike_art03a
IT Technician
Gov't of Canada

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Darth Ninja

Nice, 2835 2836 diggs,

Got a new slogan for Comcast:
Concast: It's Craptastic!

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bluesdealer

it's satire. The purpose of this article was not merely to give you a good laugh, but to point out the currently serious threat posed by the telco companies as they gain more and more power. Imagine if the postal service were to filter what kind of messages you send through the mail... this is scary stuff.

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BlueOasis66

Well, Google has embraced censorship in its own regard. Bowing down to the Chinese Govt to censor dissidence, and here in the states censoring and outright removing conservative blog/news sites from it's search results. Which conveniently coincides with it's financial partnership with Moveon.org . Don't get me wrong, for what it does right, google Pwns. However, for what it does that enforces a double standard, I hate them. They are no less a villain then comcast.

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Reloadron

Now the 76 year old lady who walked into the comcast office with a hammer to vent has my support. One very unhappy customer.

RON

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Crysis_Killer

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Straightlogic

Oh really?

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meat67

I think Will's problem is that he over-estimates people's knowledge of classic literature.

Look on your favorite search engine for "A Modest Proposal".

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MegletTX

I can almost hear the black helicopters coming for me now...

You people think it's funny but it isn't when people copy and paste your article into an email and start circulating it.

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dave23d

MS Vista is just like that Comcast paper by the way. And Microsoft got away with it.

Well I think so.

Love Linux and 3D Linux Games :)

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jimc52

Maximum PC, you have cought them red handed this time. I read in my local paper about how they have nipped users and exterminated BitTorrent...
I have also heard about their retaliatory attacks against rude customers who say something to their customer service people that they don't like.

This really irked me the most:

"Typical users should never notice the MUL, ensuring that the vast amounts of revenue we exact from them remains intact."

I am so offended by the remarks made that I am writing to comcast to DEMAND that they fire
Alexis Luthoré. Who is this guy? He is obviously a very rich, arrogant and bombastic swaggard.

I agree, we need aggressive Federal Level legistlation to bring this greedy b***ard
under control. Right now with regular cable and internet service I amy paying a whopping $133 bucks a month.

I think Alexis Luthore probably belongs to the "rich and exclusive" club that George Bush and his pals also do. How many politicians do you think COMCAST has bribed in Washington?????

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Marcus Vesper

Seriously, Christopher Walken as the public face of a "Comcast Happy Bandwidth Initiative"? That's hysterical! Nobody will suspect a thing if we get Walken to say it!

I was laughing so hard when I read that, bravo good sir.

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Pyrophorics

Yeah, this is a joke. Even if Comcast was stupid enough (which I agree they can be) to try something like this our government would step in.

There has been a lot of talk lately about how we ("the country that founded the internet") are being beat out by prices and speeds by many other countries.

So charging more for less would push us even further behind...

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CompuMoMo

And if you guys believe this story I have a bridge I would like to sell you.

Don't believe everything you read, especially when writen by sci-fi loving conspiracy nuts.

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crank

April Fools Day comes on April 1. You should have saved it. It was a fun bit of fiction, though. It was especially funny because everybody knows that it is characteristic of the company. Perhaps you could make such "reporting" a regular feature of the magazine.

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Shalbatana

This is kind of like the War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast.

I hope there's no legal ramification from it for the mag....it was run past legal, right?

There's no time like the future.

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anonuser

See above

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elburro

This is about as fake as you can get.

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dandapice

Wow, I guess I'll take the "hook" out of my mouth...LOL...Still, I wouldn't put this kind of stunt past them or any other corporation....

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Rdmorris

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qbp54321

Hahaha, I definitely was believing that one. Nice.

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Flashinthepan

I'm particularly amused by the commentators that still don't realize the joke.

They really need to do some research on Jonathon Swift... Nice homage and topical satire. Unfortunately I will be getting my Comcast service hooked up tomorrow... damn my small rural area and it's lack of competition.

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fnordfnord

Hey it took me almost 1/2 way through the first paragraph to realize I'd been had. Shame on me, I should have know from the start that no mag like this gets leaks from corporate board members.

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facereplacer

would it be possible to organize a day where we all call to cancel service. I can either live without internet at my apartment for a month or just switch to AT&T or something for however long. I think if we shout with our money, we could make some noise.

drop the comcast day

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