Thursday, May 22, 2008

StarHub 'blocking file-share program'

News source: StarHub 'blocking file-share program'

From a business perspective, it makes sense to block BitTorrent file-sharing. It is however a different story if you're touting a 8Mbps when you're getting an average speed of much less. It's not misrepresentation, sadly, since theoretically the speeds can reach 8Mbps.

Starhub has to disclose that they are blocking BitTorrent file-sharing or is capping download speeds for whatever application. Failure to disclose information, when seen in a bad light can just mean deceiving their consumers. This is very evidently seen as it even made it to the news.

What Starhub is doing is not wrong. It's just that consumers what want they are paying for. If they can't get it, why are they paying?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.