BudMan, on 16 December 2012 - 13:18, said:
I would suggest you call them and complain, this is actually very big news. You have an ISP injecting into your stream, that should be of huge concern to anyone using an ISP.
So they use to announce an outage, what about using it to inject ads to lower your price? They are there to provide a connection, not mess with the data in your connection. There will be some major blow back to this for sure.
If you need to announce details, then post it on twitter, announce it on tech sites, put it on your home page, your network status page, etc. etc.. Call your users if you wish - but messing with their data stream is a big no no.
Or what if they re-not simply injecting ads, but rather replacing existing ads with their own ad-tokens. We'd never know and it's blatant abuse of all services. I'd email your ISP and CC the letter to google ads, doubleclick and the rest of the abuse@ emails, explain that you think they've been replacing the adverts with their own tokens and see if someone can investigate it. It'll annoy the hell out of your ISP and the advertisers will want to see the logs from the ISPs to make sure. Could make for a fun time and if enough people do it... yeah your ISP will