The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“Cox has taken it upon itself to decide what is important for its customers. The customers should decide what is important, not Cox. A subscriber watching last week’s presidential inauguration on CNN, which distributed its broadcast with peer-to-peer protocols, would strongly disagree that that peer-to-peer isn’t “time sensitive,” as Cox claims.
“The sketchy details of the Cox system make little sense. Usenet is a text-based service, just as is most of email. There should be no distinction between them. Video streaming takes up much more network capacity than peer-to-peer, yet is given Cox’s seal of approval.
“The FCC should take a close look and demand some more details from Cox before this program is inflicted on more Cox customers. It’s the customer who should be in control of his or her Internet traffic, not the cable company.”
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