Startups Battle Comcast Over Video Blocking

Medford, Cassimir
February 2008
Red Herring;2/14/2008, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports on the dispute between peer-to-peer (P2P) online video distribution startups BitTorrent, Vuze and Miro and Comcast. A U.S. government filing was made by Comcast in which the cable operator said it does not discriminate against a particular class of content providers. The startups claim that Comcast is acting in an anti-competitive fashion by deliberately blocking or interfering with P2P video traffic between their firms and customers. The debate over traffic management is simply a subset of a larger debate about network neutrality.


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