FCC Urged to Stop Comcast Internet blocking

road-runner - November 1, 2007 12:29PM in General News

Today the SavetheInternet.com Coalition and Internet scholars from Harvard, Yale and Stanford law schools filed a petition and complaint with the (FCC) Federal Communications Commission against ISP Comcast for blocking some peer-to-peer traffic. The Associated Press ran some tests and concluded that Comcast is blocking several peer-to-peer file sharing networks, BitTorrent to name one. There have been several other complaints from Comcast users, that their BitTorrent content has been blocked also. Of course Comcast denies that it is blocking any BitTorrent or any other kind of traffic. "Last year, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and opponents of Net Neutrality told Congress that the FCC has all the authority it needs to prevent exactly this sort of customer abuse by a major provider," Harold Feld, senior vice president of Media Access Project said in a statement. "Now we come to the acid test. Will the FCC, which vowed to protect our freedom to run the applications of our choice, stand up for citizens in the face of Comcast?"