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June 9, 2008

AT&T Says BitTorrent Users Are Fine With Us

John Donovan, AT&T's chief technology officer, says the company does not block or slow down BitTorrent users or discriminate against any other applications.  But he says that the company will be testing usage-based pricing this fall.

Money quote:

"I don't view any of our customers, under any circumstances, as pirates -- I view them as users. A heavy user is not a bad customer."

How about that, a morality lesson from AT&T to Comcast, Warner Cable, and others.  Use whatever, pay for the bandwidth.  We'll worry about the deep packet inspection and cooperation with the NSA in the other departments.

The whole interview is in Wired.

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