[AusNOG] Conroy Welcomes ISP Filtering

Noel Butler noel.butler at ausics.net
Fri Aug 1 09:45:22 EST 2008

On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 05:42, Scott Weeks wrote: 

> ----------------
> On 31/07/2008, at 3:31 PM, Sean K. Finn wrote:
> > http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24088205-15306,00.html
> >
> > And a link to the report he’s referring to:
> >
> > http://www.acma.gov.au/webwr/_assets/main/lib310554/isp-level_internet_content_filtering_trial-report.pdf
> >
> > Just a heads up for all.
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> To an outsider it is surprising to watch this play out and not whither away from non-support.  Will the people there let something like this pass?
> "An expression of interest seeking participation in the live pilot will be announced shortly."
> I guess those providers that sign up will become niche providers and reduce the number of customers they will be able to sign up.  Those customers being folks that want access to the entire internet, not just part of it.  Yes?
> scott

It will have its advantages... reduction is customer support staff, why
you ask? Because speed and latency complaints will no longer be an
acceptable valid fault :)

CSR: does the internet work at all
cust: yep
CSR: thanks then there is nothing wrong
cust: yes there is i cant get more than dialup speeds
CSR: did you vote labour
cust: huh wtf has that got to do with it.. oh wait OH
CSR: thank you for voting labour and saving us many dollars on data
costs, have a  nice day, bye.

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