CWA: Comcast Ruling Shows Effectiveness of FCC Broadband Principles

August 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Communications Workers of America commended the Federal Communications Commission for its ruling that cited Comcast Communications for violation of the FCC’s open Internet policy principles.

CWA believes that the complaint against Comcast was clear. By secretly and deliberately blocking transmission of legal peer-to-peer traffic, and without letting customers know it was doing this, Comcast interfered with consumers’ rights to access the lawful content of their choice and to run the applications of their choice over the Internet.

Strong enforcement will ensure that network operators refrain from similar violations, and the FCC has demonstrated that it will act promptly to address any actions violating consumers’ rights regarding this broadband policy, the union said.

Communications Workers of America

CONTACT: Jeff Miller, jmiller@cwa-union.org, or Candice Johnson,cjohnson@cwa-union.org, both of CWA Communications, +1-202-434-1168

Web Site: http://www.cwa-union.org/

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