FCC Expected To Rule Against Comcast, P2P Blocking

July 28, 2008

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is expected to rule against Comcast this week, following reports that Comcast took part in blocking users access to file-sharing network, or P2P networks..Boston (ChattahBox) – The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is expected to rule against Comcast this week, following reports that Comcast took part in blocking users access to file-sharing network, or P2P networks.

On Sunday evening, The Wall Street Journal reported that the FCC is set to rule against Comcast this coming Friday.

The expectation is that the FCC will rule that Comcast was in violation of federal law when they blocked file sharing over the service BitTorrent.

Comcast has been in the middle of a firestorm over the past months, which resulted in Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen admitting to the network antics at a hearing in February.

He stated that Comcast would, at times “temporarily delay certain P2P traffic.”

The ruling will require Comcast to stop the practice of blocking P2P traffic.


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