Comcast gets FCC Order
fgentges at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 24 16:37:23 CDT 2008
Comcast has been throttling Internet connections for their cable
subscribers and there have been some complaints to the FCC. It is a
complicated deal, the FCC has worked out all the issues and has come up
with a Report and Order. See Page 34 to see where they granted the
complaint by "Free Press" against Comcast.
I suspect this is a big deal that will reduce the practice of throttling
people's Internet connections. Will this let a Comcast subscriber use
all the bandwidth available from the subscriber to the Comcast Central
Office for however much broadband transfers are needed?
The FCC has not had a good track record on sorting out and resolving
technically difficult issues like this or BPL.
Time will tell as Comcast responds, appeals etc.
for all too much information on the issue. I am sure the tacos readers
will chime in on this one. Many of us have cable Internet connections.
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