Study Shows Comcast, Cox Slow P2P File-Sharing On Networks

May 17, 2008

According to a new study, Comcast, as well as Cox Communications, are both guilty of interfereing or blocking P2P file-sharing over their networks..New York (ChattahBox) – According to a new study, Comcast, as well as Cox Communications, are both guilty of interfering or blocking P2P file-sharing over their networks.

The study was conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Germany.

This is the first study to confirm that these two companies purposely slowed traffic of P2P file-sharing over their networks.

The study, which included 788 Comcast customers, came to the consluion that 62% of those customers had their Internet connections either interfered with, or blocked due to the use of P2P file-sharing.

Cox interfered with customers’ connections 54% of the time according to the study.

This will only add fuel to the fire with Comcast facing the FCC and “Net Neutrality” laws.


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