March 1, 2005

Another Attack on the Freedom to Connect

Cory Doctorow:

Telus began blocking selected Internet connection to home computers. The blocking is invisible to most users, but all it takes is a cruise around message boards frequented by tech-savvy users–or a chat with a local geek–to know that Telus high-speed service isn’t what it used to be . . . Blocked ports include those used to listen for incoming email, FTP (file transfer), Telnet (remote login), and Internet Relay Chat client traffic, as well as incoming World Wide Web connections. Users can access other servers providing those services, but cannot provide them from their own computers. In other words, a Telus customer can be a client, but not a server.
I emailed Mayor Dave seeking to insure that Madison's forthcoming WiFi service will be fully, 2-way...

Posted by James Zellmer at March 1, 2005 12:03 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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