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2008-08-02 00:00:07

Comcast Corp., the largest cable-television provider, was ordered by the Federal Communications Commission to stop blocking some customers from sharing videos and other files online. The 3-2 vote by the FCC allows consumers to keep using the Internet without interference, according to the Open Internet Coalition, a group that counts Google Inc. and eBay Inc. among its members. An association representing Comcast and other cable companies said the decision amounts to regulation that will...

2008-08-01 18:00:14

By ELISHA SAUERS Staff Writer A Federal Communications Commission decision may make some Comcast Internet subscribers late for their World of Warcraft session when next year rolls around. And downloading your favorite movie may take a little longer, too. Comcast customers who use online-gaming, as well as peer-to-peer file-sharing services, or download high-definition movies online may have to wait a few extra minutes before they are able to proceed with their high-traffic habits on...

2008-08-01 18:00:05

Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin on Friday blasted Comcast Corp.'s Internet practices and said the agency's enforcement order against the company would protect consumers and competitors. The controversial order was approved by a 3-to-2 vote, with the two Democratic members joining Martin, a Republican appointed by President Bush. Comcast's interference with traffic in its high-speed Internet service was more widespread than the Philadelphia company had admitted to,...

2008-08-01 12:00:29

Today, a sharply divided Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of a Memorandum Opinion and Order concluding that Comcast's limited management of its broadband network to avoid congestion that harms consumers was not acceptable to the Commission. Sena Fitzmaurice, Senior Director, Corporate Communications and Government Affairs, issued the following statement: "We are gratified that the Commission did not find any conduct by Comcast that justified a fine and that the deadline...

2008-07-30 03:00:25

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) Alexa Moutevelis, 202-467-5318 or Leslie K. Paige, 202-467-5334 Logo: http://www.cagw.org Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today reacted to news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon rule that the Comcast Corporation violated federal policy when it delayed some Internet traffic in order to manage its network. "To keep traffic flowing for all its Internet subscribers, Comcast slowed the connections of some...

2008-07-29 12:00:44

NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechWeb's Internet Evolution, a Web 2.0 site dedicated to investigating the future of the Internet, has gone back to the Internet's co-founders in search of answers about the looming crisis in Web congestion. The site today published blogs by two of the scientists who helped create the Internet -- Vinton G. Cerf, co-author of TCP/IP, and Lawrence G. Roberts, whose work on packet switching laid the groundwork for the modern Internet. Internet...

2008-07-22 18:00:29

By Elwin Green, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Jul. 22--Privacy, fairness and commercial possibility were among the themes sounded yesterday at a hearing by the Federal Communications Commission on "Broadband and the Digital Future," at Carnegie Mellon University. In an unusual move, all five members of the commission came to Pittsburgh to hear testimony from panelists in two sessions, "The Future of Digital Media," and "The Broadband of Tomorrow." The public also was invited to comment...

2008-07-16 12:00:22

By Chris O'Brien, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 16--Those like me who believe in a free and open Internet are on the cusp of a major victory. And we have barbershop quartet music to thank. Last week, Kevin Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said he proposed FCC rule that cable giant Comcast had violated the agency's principles regarding open access to the Internet. This proposed ruling involves perhaps the biggest battle yet to establish the concept of...

2008-07-14 15:00:09

By Bob Fernandez, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 12--Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin, staking out new regulatory ground on the Internet, said yesterday that he would seek an enforcement action against Comcast Corp. for slowing down heavy Internet users who were downloading movies and other large data files. The Philadelphia company used "too blunt an instrument" in managing its network and didn't adequately disclose its bandwidth restrictions to subscribers,...

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2008-07-14 01:00:00

WASHINGTON -- A recommendation to punish Comcast Corp. for blocking subscribers' Internet traffic should serve as a warning to other service providers, the nation's top telecommunications regulator said Friday. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said he hopes his action will make network operators sensitive about putting "arbitrary limits on the way consumers can access information on the Internet." The Associated Press reported Thursday night that Martin will recommend...