Monday, August 10, 2009

FCC: Comcast, other ISP's must be more forthwith on bandwidth restrictions

FCC Regulator want telecommunications companies to disclose to consumers exactly what they are doing if they limit bandwidth use, whether they charge or warn and curtail service. The story by Steve Hansell, “F.C.C. Chief would bar Comcast from imposing Internet restrictrions”, July 12, 2009, link here.

Kevin J. Martin, head of the FCC, had said that Comcast may have improperly interfered with the way some users exchanged large volumes of information over the Internet.

In some cases, Comcast apparently slowed the use of BitTorrent even when usage parameters had not been exceeded.

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