Back Off the Internet -- FCC to Comcast

Comcast, the largest cable company in the U.S., had claimed that BitTorrent traffic consumed a disproportionate amount of its network's bandwidth, degrading the Internet access of other customers. To 'fix' this, Comcast had installed equipment that slowed down, not block -- file transfers using BitTorrent. This move led public advocacy groups Free Press and Public Knowledge to file a complaint against the network provider, a complaint that the Federal Communications Commission upheld against Comcast.

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v1c1ous4312d ago

AT&T came up with a report that bittorrent and piracy is down actually.

Websites like can be thanked since they allow people to watch movies/tv shows with just 2-3 15 seconds commercial as requirement.

sure they don't have all seasons, but its a hella more convinient than being on the tv at the right time to catch the latest episode.

i know i personally haven't downloaded a tv episode in months, instead opting to just go to and catch an ep. i came to love the office because i found it on hulu.

Tsalagi4312d ago

Comcast's lobbyist must have been on vacation the week before this hearing....or too busy downloading songs. 8D

*Grabs net and opens window to catch some bacon for breakfast*

FantasyStar4312d ago

This has been going on since last year.

cam20304312d ago

actors and makers got a life too