Time Warner Sued for SABOTAGING Gamers!

Tech and Science News: Time Warner Sued for SABOTAGING Gamers!

People are always accusing ISPs of not living up to their advertising, but now Riot Games has supplied some proof that one provider might have been sabotaging League of Legends games on purpose with slower speeds. Now, the state of New York is stepping in and suing, because why not? 

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  • Cpt_Clueless333 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    So are y'all just done posting on the RT site?
    Like I want to watch them here, but they're not on here. They haven't been on here for 2 days.But the videos are on youtube already? Like wtf.
    I love you guys, but you're makin' me a tad upset lol. (I am being such a child but I don't care lol)

    • shmanel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Same here.   I'd like to just make one stop to see all of the videos, rather than having to go another site. 


      With The Patch still on hiatus, and these videos only being posted to YouTube, its sad that The Know section of this site has become kind of a ghost town.

  • MikeSorgen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    That Camille champion spotlight tho

    That Kled champion spotlight tho!

  • task32 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

         Can confirm internet connection did become better when they became Spectrum but my bill jumped up twenty bucks. Still hate how they force Modem/wifi hybrid systems on you if you want to use their higher speed services or a home telephone. I hate 'em but since they are the only provider where I live I'm stuck with them. Oh look a new charge on my bill: Wifi access fuck! I cant just hook up my own wireless router nooo that shit wont work; you have to call their customer service and have them switch your connection from a halfbridge to fullbridge and deactivate the wifi portion of the router. You are lucky if you get someone on the line that understands what you are talking about and even then, if they have to shutdown or reboot something on their end it reverts back to halfbridge making your router not work once again which starts the whole shitcycle all over! 

         TWC really gets my blood boiling, I don't think anything will come from this lawsuit though and even if something does my bill will probably get hiked up another twenty bucks so lose lose. 

      

    • Shmittles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      yeah, I'm in the same boat where I live. TWC-only, so no choice.


      And yeah, paying extra for wifi "service" makes no sense. The hardware's already there, they just flip a switch, they don't continuously provide anything else that they aren't already providing in order to make it work. It's such a scam, like DVRs.

  • gauz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    It's all good, Trump and his minions wants to make this legal...

  • Shmittles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I don't know enough to get into the specifics, but yeah, that sounds pretty awful and illegal, trouncing on the idea of net neutrality.

  • RiverRunning

    3 months ago

    Never pay ransoms... and frankly this is just more proof that the cable providers in the USA are monopolies in their areas... they could never do this if there was proper competition... not that this has been common knowledge amoung those who know networks for years or anything... *sigh* my, do the gears of government grind slow... but if the fine sticks then they do really, really grind fine - my guess is that the fine could theoretically wipe out the entire company... dunno how that will work, probably a lawsuit by the new owners against the previous board of directors of TWC who will also become paupers... (one can always hope... though they deserve worse than that - maybe they should only ever be allowed 56K modem speeds on all their network devices for the rest of their lives! :D

  • SchneiderUnlimited FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Remember when Funhaus used to contribute to The Know? Those were good times!

    • Crack4kids31 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      I miss those days from the long long ago.

  • MartyGras2

    3 months ago

    I know Jon words are hard.

    Not surprised coming from TWC.

    We need Burnie.  Maybe he can talk some sense into them the importance of net neutrality who ALLEGEDLY screwed over there customers.  Since he always talked about it.

    This kinda sounds like the fast-lanes of the internet they were trying to bring out back in the day, but instead of throwing the cost on the consumers the ISPs are putting it on well known company who use a lot of Internet like Netflix or Riot.  I wonder, will AT&T go after Value for DOTA 2 or maybe Blizzard for Overwatch?

    • NaRu7o FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hokage

      3 months ago

      Going after devs/publishers could potentially work. But the real money and the source of all the network traffic would be the platforms that are providing these games and the infrastructure they use. Valve would be more worthwhile if it was for Steam, Microsoft for Xbox Live, and Sony for Playstation Network. Without those platforms, the games and traffic wouldn't be as strained. Not to mention how much each individual title uses per download/update.

  • Czar_Muzza FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Meanwhile, in New Zealand & Australia....

    • Czar_Muzza FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      ...Buffering....

      ...

      ...Buffering...

  • HeXiFy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    All you have to do is ask idubbz to do a content cop on TWC.