FCC Set To Make Historic Decision Against Comcast Today

August 1, 2008

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to make a historic decision against the cable giant Comcast Corp today.Washington (ChattahBox) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to make a historic decision against the cable giant Comcast Corp today.

Many expect that the FCC is going to rule against Comcast today, who has been under fire for slowing Internet traffic of subscribers.

The traffic they were slowing was for P2P file-sharing services such as BitTorrent.

Comcast has been under fire for the past months for reportedly slowing Internet traffic of subscribers using file-sharing services such as BitTorrent.

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin wants to force Comcast to submit to the FCC any type of new network management set-ups before they put them in place, on top of stopping the practice.

According to the Wall Street Journal, there is opposition to the expected decision from the Bush Administration and Republicans.

House Minority Leader John Boeher, a Republican from Ohio, has sent a letter to the FCC Chairman, stating that they are using “poor policy judgment.”


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