mediageek 29 August 2008: Putting Comcast’s Sanctions in Perspective

On the first of August the FCC ordered Comcast to ends its discriminatory network practices, wherein the Commission found that the nation’s largest cable modem provider had been improperly blocking the internet traffic of its subscribers who were using the BitTorrent file sharing system. Public Knowledge is one of the groups that petitioned the FCC to take action against Comcast. In a recent post to that group’s policy blog, Public Knowledge President and Co-Founder Gigi Sohn provided some historical perspective to explain why the FCC’s sanctioning of Comcast should be looked at as victory. I recently spoke to Gigi and I asked her to explain this perspective and to analyze what the Comcast action means for network neutrality.


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