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Comcast goes to war over Internet regulation

Fudzilla writes: "Comcast has decided to fight an FCC ruling that it is improperly blocking customers' Web traffic.

The FCC determined that the company is violating a federal policy that guarantees unfettered access to the Internet, but Comcast challenged the this ruling in the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington.

Comcast claims that the FCC order and that the commission's action was "legally inappropriate and its findings were not justified by the record." If Comcast wins it will limit the ability of the FCC to stop companies capping heavy users."

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Sophora3664d ago

yeah my internet has been really slow (I have comcast) thanks to the FCC's actions. go comcast, fight the good fight.

iceman28853663d ago

Comcast is trying to institute a download limit. Why would you cheer for them?

JsonHenry3663d ago

I can't believe I am siding with the FCC on an issue. But I am.

Sophora3663d ago

sorry, read the article wrong...

MikeGdaGod3663d ago

i know, i used to work for them

FantasyStar3663d ago

I know cause I use to sell for them at a retail store.

shikwan3663d ago (Edited 3663d ago )

i know cause I used to work for them too. Most of them can't understand why their service was interrupted when the didn't pay their bill for more than 60 days.

But yaa for the fcc!!

Alvadr3663d ago (Edited 3663d ago )

I cant believe americans are complaining over a 250gb a month cap. When I first hear about this I thought WTF.

I have a 40Gb cap on my usage a month and I dont even come anywhere near that. Not to mention we probebly pay more for it in the UK.

What the hell are they compaining about? 8.3Gb a day is huge. If you are going over 250gb a month then you really should rethink your lifestyle.

hfaze3663d ago

Considering that you're probably used to bandwidth caps, etc. in the UK, it doesn't sound like that big of a deal to you.

But if you had the chance to head off the caps before they became the norm, wouldn't you at least try?

The thing that these cable operators are trying to accomplish is safeguarding their video services. Now that HD video streaming is starting to catch on, they see this as a threat to their grossly over-priced cable TV service.

Comcast in particular is bragging about how they offer more HD channels than Dish Network or DirecTV, yet the HD channels they offer are severely compressed, and not even comparable to over-the-air 1080i broadcasts.

Personally, I don't want to see bandwidth caps start becoming the status-quo. For once I'm actually rooting for the FCC having the ability to enforce net-neutrality and Internet freedom.

This is the land of the free, not the land of the capped and tiered... ;-)

CrippleH3663d ago

You guys got faster connection.

We got to at least get something GOOD from our ISP.

Bigrhyno3663d ago

Currently 250 gigs wouldn't be much of a problem. But this will be a shot in the back to digital distribution and other internet services that are on their way to becoming bigger.

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