It was just a couple of weeks ago that MetaMan sent us a tip saying that Comcast customers in the US were receiving warnings that they needed to cut back on their excessive bandwidth use, otherwise they would face termination (sounds like the Verizon ordeal, doesn’t it?). Some customers have already gotten cut off which is frustrating to say the least.
Joost isn’t even out of beta yet, and it’s starting to look as though Comcast is already blocking them. Several people over on the Joost forums are reporting that they’re not able to stream any of the content. We already know how Comcast feels about bandwidth hogs, but is using Joost enough to label someone as a hog and block it all together?
It appears most of the problems for users started about a week ago, and one thing that many of the users in the forum have in common is Comcast as their ISP. Certainly some of the issues talked about could be due to the fact that Joost is in beta, or a handful of other reasons. However, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Comcast was blocking them- knowing their track record.
Oh, and we have three more Joost invites to give away! The first three people to leave a message in the comments below (no dupes– one entry only!) will get an invite. Be sure to include your email address in the email field of the comment if you’re not a registered user so that we can get an invite out to ya!