TITLE

TechSpin: Parsing the FCC's Comcast Decision

AUTHOR(S)
Dreyfuss, Joel
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Red Herring;8/4/2008, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the admonition received by Comcast from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for interfering in data exchanges between its customers. Comcast had slowed transfers between users of BitTorrent on the grounds that the sending of large files, often illegally-copied music and video, was clogging up its network. The FCC did not fine the company for its actions but said its targeting of peer-to-peer applications like BitTorrent was discriminatory. The agency chided Comcast's failure to let customers know what it was doing.
ACCESSION #
36670504

 

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