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Virgin vendetta

Posted at 10:11am on 16 Apr 2008

V for Vendetta

Virgin Media has stepped over a line, and Charlie Stross and pals aren't happy about it.

Amid allegations of sniffing for router hardware and intentionally providing an inferior service to anyone using one, the CEO of Virgin Media has come right out and said that he's in favour of throttling the bandwidth of sites that don't pay a premium for data delivery.

And all this after the previous fiasco whereby Virgin somehow managed to fall out with Sky, resulting in Virgin's customers permanently losing access to Sky One, and with it shows like Lost, 24 and Battlestar Galactica.