Tag Archives: Network Neutrality

Should We Regulate The Internet? Should We Care?

Once upon a time, boys and girls, there were no big Internet sites like Google and Ebay, and no big Internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast and Verizon.  People accessed the Internet through thousands of small ISPs operating out of dorm rooms and coat closets.  The sites they reached were mostly small and home-grown.  Users … Continue Reading

Comcast Defers to, Defies, Derides FCC Order

Comcast has both obeyed and appealed an FCC rule relating to its Internet access management. A month ago, the FCC cracked down on Comcast for selectively interfering with the communications of customers using BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer (P2P) application.  Comcast said it was entitled to take action because BitTorrent users were hogging bandwidth.  The FCC disagreed.  … Continue Reading

FCC Shakes Stern Finger at Comcast

Today the FCC determined that Comcast deliberately interfered with its customers’ Internet usage by selectively blocking peer-to-peer (P2P) applications, particularly BitTorrent.  "In essence," said the FCC, "Comcast opens its customers’ mail because it wants to deliver mail not based on the address on the envelope but on the type of letter contained therein."  The FCC … Continue Reading