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Van

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GCI.net - News

FCC rules Comcast violated Internet access policy
Friday, August 1, 2008 2:02 PM EDT
The Associated Press
By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Federal Communications Commission has ruled that Comcast Corp. violated federal policy when it blocked Internet traffic for some subscribers and has ordered the cable giant to change the way it manages its network.

In a precedent-setting move, the FCC by a 3-2 vote on Friday enforced a policy that guarantees customers open access to the Internet.

The commission did not assess a fine, but ordered the company to stop cutting off transfers of large data files among customers who use a special type of "file-sharing" software.

Comcast says its practices are reasonable — that it has delayed traffic, not blocked it — and that the FCC's so-called network-neutrality "principles" are part of a policy statement and are not enforceable rules.

Republican FCC Chairman Kevin Martin proposed the enforcement action and was joined by Democratic commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Michael Copps in voting for approval. He was opposed by members of his own party, commissioners Robert McDowell and Deborah Taylor Tate, who both issued lengthy dissents.



Havent seen this anywhere else and a google search brings up little.
 
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riffjim4069

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I still say the Comcast bastards were screwing with our VOIP service...he had mysterious problems with SunRocket and Packet8 for 2 years (Comcast was the only broadband provider in the area) before moving out of state. Well, after 4-months with FiOS...we haven't had one single problem with out Packet8 service.

I fine 'em and impale 'em for all to see.
 

Van

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Fios comes down the phone companies fiber right? If thats the case then your talking about fiber versus coax wich is two diferent conduits of travel not including all the parts involved.
 
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