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Verizon denies suspending alleged file sharers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jan 2010 22:45 User comments (5)

Verizon denies suspending alleged file sharers Earlier this week we reported that Verizon was suspending the Internet service of alleged illegal file sharers.
This afternoon, Verizon has denied the claims, saying that the original Cnet article misquoted a spokesperson.

Spokeswoman Bobbi Henson says that although the company does reserve the right to kick pirates off the Internet, they have not done so yet.

"I'm not aware that we've ever terminated anyone's account for excessive consumption, although we reserve the right to do so,"
added Henson. "That part of the CNET story is wrong. I did not say 'we've cut people off'; I said we reserve the right to do so."

Henson adds that the warnings have worked well "in reducing instances of repeat notices and has not resulted in the termination of any Verizon customer's service."

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5 user comments

122.1.2010 2:08

I am waiting for my verizon account to get shut off so I can switch to something a little higher on the bandwidth spectrum...

222.1.2010 11:41

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"I'm not aware that we've ever terminated anyone's account for excessive consumption, although we reserve the right to do so," added Henson. "That part of the CNET story is wrong. I did not say 'we've cut people off'; I said we reserve the right to do so."
shot yourself in the foot you idiot... your shutting people off for ILLEGAL FILE SHARING NOT excessive bandwidth...

322.1.2010 14:38
fgamer
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Man I don't know who the hell to believe.

422.1.2010 20:57

Originally posted by fgamer:
Man I don't know who the hell to believe.

Never believe anyone but yourself. They may not have terminated any accounts but have suspended the accounts.

522.1.2010 23:21

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"I'm not aware that we've ever terminated anyone's account for excessive consumption, although we reserve the right to do so," added Henson. "That part of the CNET story is wrong. I did not say 'we've cut people off'; I said we reserve the right to do so."
shot yourself in the foot you idiot... your shutting people off for ILLEGAL FILE SHARING NOT excessive bandwidth...
+1!

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