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Old 13. Jun 2010, 06:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Some ISP's in the US have been called under fire by the FCC for throttling bandwidth and illegal traffic shaping when their customers are using certain sites, like p2p, streaming video sites, etc. In fact it was found that some ISP's were capping bandwidth on websites that competed with their own services. An example of this are those that offer optional tv packages would restrict sites like Hulu because they wanted their customers to give up trying to watch tv online.So yes I think it would be possible for an ISP to restrict ip addresses while setting their servers to allow only certain ones full bandwidth.

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