FCC Rules Against Comcast, But Did Not Issue Any Fines

August 4, 2008

Last Friday, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ruled 3-2 against the cable giant Comcast, forcing them to change their network management practices.  They did not however, go to the point where they fined the company.........Washington (ChattahBox) – Last Friday, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ruled 3-2 against the cable giant Comcast, forcing them to change their network management practices. They did not however, go to the point where they fined the company.

The FCC ruled that Comcast took part in illegal pratices in how they managed their network, and did so when they interfered with customers and their ability to use peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks.

In many cases, consumers reported being completely blocked out of applications such as BitTorrent.

Comcast hash defended themselves, stating it was to make sure they had a good online experience across all customers.

The FCC was under pressure from many to not go too far in their ruling against Comcast, and seemed to follow that as no fines were issued.

Comcast has been ordered though to stop the practice of interfering with customers and how they use P2P networks.


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