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Comcast Loses to FCC on P2P Blocking, Accidently Reopens Net Nuetrality Debate
 
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By: Spacelab Research Staff

Comcast is proving to be no match for the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). In a showdown in the United States Court of Appeals, the FCC said that Comcast was "Secretly Degrading Peer-to-Peer Applications' by slowing down (called throttling) the connection speed of users who were participating in P2P file sharing.

 

Comcast said that these users were overwhelming the networks and that throttling these users amounted to "Reasonable Network Management" The judge said no.

 

The strange irony is ... this has opened the net neutrality debate back up and it is not looking to be in favor of ISP's like Comcast this time around. Ooops.

 

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