FCC Calls Out Comcast on Net Neutrality

Medford, Cassimir
January 2009
Red Herring;1/19/2009, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the letter sent by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to Comcast, challenging the cable operator to prove that it is not giving preferential treatment to its own IP voice service over rivals such as Vonage. Free Press and Public Knowledge complained to the FCC that Comcast impedes network performance of independent companies such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) firms that generate traffic on Comcast's network.


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