TW Officially Announces Packet Shaping for All RR Users –

Well, well, well. Time Warner Cable at it again. Now they’ve deployed packet shaping, a form of QoS for ALL TWC customers. They just started this a month ago, I wonder if this has anything to do with the week long outages here in the Raleigh-Durham area. I just have one question. How can they have a premium level of service of $50 for up to 8Mb/s, but implement QoS that restricts certain types of data all the way down to 1.5Mb/s? Simple, they’re the only game in town so you have no choice. Thank you FCC for doing all of ….. noting.

[TWC] TW Officially Announces Packet Shaping for All RR Users – From Time Warner’s Help Desk TIME WARNER ANNOUNCES INTRODUCTION OF PACKET SHAPING TECHNOLOGY NATIONWIDE June 6, 2007 — Time Warner today implemented a network management tool to improve the operation of the network for all subscribers. As a result, a small minority of users may experience slower speeds during peak hours when using certain applications that consume lots of bandwidth. You can address this situation by reducing your use of bandwidth-intensive applications during peak hours. "Peak hours" are generally in the evenings. "Packet shaping" technology has been implemented for newsgroup applications, regardless of the provider, and all peer-to-peer networks and certain other high bandwidth applications not necessarily limited to audio, video, and voice over IP telephony. Road Runner reserves the right to implement network management tools for other applications in the future. Customers are reminded of the terms of our Acceptable Use Policy at » * The Road Runner service may not be used to engage in any conduct that interferes with Road Runner’s ability to provide service to others, including the use of excessive bandwidth. * The Road Runner service may not be used to breach or attempt to breach the security, the computer, the software or the data of any person or entity, including Road Runner, to circumvent the user authentication features or security of any host, network or account, to use or distribute tools designed to compromise security, or to interfere with another’s use of the Road Runner service through the posting or transmitting of a virus or other harmful item or to deliberately overload or flood that entity’s system. Customers are further advised that efforts designed to circumvent our network management tools may be in violation of our Acceptable Use Policy and may result in account suspension without warning.