July 31, 2014 Leave a comment He wrote a bad online review. Find out why his ISP is suing him into oblivion By Komando Staff, Komando.com photo courtesy of shutterstock The things you say online can have devastating consequences, and the Internet can keep them around for a long time. That's why you should always think twice before posting something to your favorite social media sites and elsewhere on the Web.But one man is being sued by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) because the claims he made about their service may actually be true. Russell Petrick, a man with 10 year background in computers and Web hosting and nearly terminal with cancer, made claims that Peak Internet, an ISP in Colorado, was lying about their Internet speeds.So Peak Internet decided to sue Petrick, for an amount to be determined upon trial, for posting "defamatory" messages on Yelp, YouTube, Yahoo!, and other platforms after complaining to the Better Business Bureau, nearly a year after his first complaints.Petrick claimed that Peak was providing below-average service, especially for the price that he paid. Petrick paid $50 a month for an Internet download speed of 20 mbps, but says that he got nowhere near that speed and usually averaged about 6 mbps."The fastest speed I got was 13.6 mbps download and 3.1 mbps upload," Petrick said. "I didn't get anywhere near the 20 mbps mark."What was so big a deal that this ISP decided to sue a customer with cancer? Apparently, Petrick has proof that it was lying about its Internet speeds.Next page: See this man's Web speed results BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Continued on next page12Next View All Leave a comment Previous Happening Now Deal of the Day: Up to 50% off hard drives, MicroSD, flash drives + a special offer from me to you Next Happening Now Top 10 Facebook scams Related Articles Speed up your PC with a free tune-up How to get the internet performance you're paying for Stop Google from collecting data on you How much internet speed do you really need?