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FCC on Comcast: Bravo!

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| Free Press (and others) alleged that Comcast was blocking the BitTorrent
| application. We've known for sometime the result in this case (because of the
| weird practice of the FCC to release the results of an order without
| necessarily releasing the order). But at the crack of dawn (California time)
| today, the Commission released its 34 page order.
|
| It is fantastically well done. So much so that I felt compelled (in that
| weird lawyer like way) to blather my own 5 pages of thanks in a letter to the
| Commission that will be mailed today.
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http://lessig.org/blog/2008/08/fcc_o...ast_bravo.html


Recent:

Comcast Gives Cold-Shoulder To Non-Profit School Running Linux

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| I think it would be rather fun to make the displeasure of Comcast’s Linux
| customers loudly known. If you would like to spend a few minutes letting
| Comcast know that is wrong to discriminate against customers due to their
| choice of operating system, the phone number to the Lake City, Fl. office is
| (386) 752-6161.
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http://crashsystems.net/2008/08/comc...support-linux/


Comcast, Microsoft team up to serve smaller firms

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| Microsoft's move to offer the online software suite appears designed to
| compete with a similar offering from rival Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote,
| Profile, Research) known as Google Apps. *
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...0071114?rpc=44


FCC pelts Comcast with rotten veg

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| Having put the company in the stocks two weeks ago, the FCC heaped a load of
| rotten vegetables over US cable giant Comcast yesterday.
|
| [...]
|
| The decision set a historic precedent for regulating packet networks, and not
| surprisingly much of the document (pdf) is devoted to a justification of why
| the FCC has the authority to intervene.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08...comcast_order/


Bipartisan FCC Majority Condemns Comcast's Illegal Blocking

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| WASHINGTON -- Today, the Federal Communications Commission published an
| enforcement order punishing Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, for
| blocking Internet users' access to legal online content and services. The
| order, approved by a bipartisan majority on Aug. 1, requires Comcast to stop
| its ongoing practice of blocking Internet content by the end of the year and
| disclose all "network management" practices.
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http://www.freepress.net/node/43516


Comcast faces FCC slap over P2P throttling

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| Nevertheless, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin told the Associated Press that
| Comcast's actions had "violated" a set of principles adopted by the
| regulatory commission to protect consumers' access. Indeed, three of five FCC
| commissioners recently voted in favour of an item that stated the internet
| provider had violated federal policy by throttling peer-to-peer traffic over
| its network.
|
| The FCC is slated to issue a final ruling at a commission meeting scheduled
| for August 1.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...p2p-throttling


FCC's Martin: Comcast blocking was widespread

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| Comcast's slowing of peer-to-peer traffic appeared to be more widespread than
| the company has disclosed, the chairman of the US Federal Communications
| Commission said this week. *
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...976740&rid=-50


Comcast Isn’t Net Neutral; Are They Liars, Too?

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| Following reports that Comcast isn’t net neutral, Consumerist blog has
| acquired several leaks from Comcast insiders, claiming that they do indeed
| use Sandvine for packet shaping, and that customer service representatives
| are being told nothing about how the network technology works, *
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http://mashable.com/2007/10/26/comca...hey-liars-too/


Comcast admits paying attendees at FCC hearing

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| Comcast Corp. admitted yesterday that it paid people to attend a government
| hearing. Company critics say the freelance attendees were there to crowd them
| out; Comcast says they were merely saving seats for employees. *
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http://www.philly.com/inquirer/front...C_hearing.html


Comcast stacked Net Neutrality meeting

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...net-neutrality


Allegations fly in FCC hearing aftermath

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| Comcast Corp. on Tuesday acknowledged hiring people to fill seats before the
| start of a contentious federal hearing on how the company manages its
| broadband network, allowing its employees to take those seats when the
| filled-to-capacity hearing started. *
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080227/...net_regulation


Is Comcast's BitTorrent filtering violating the law?

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| Assuming that the SYN packet goes through, the three-way handshake is allowed
| to happen, then the two hosts will be able to begin communicating. Your ISP
| can still kill the connection later, should they wish to, merely by blocking
| the transmission of future packets. *
|
| According to Torrent Freak, Comcast is not doing this. They are instead
| sending a reset (or RST) packet to the Comcast customer, pretending to be
| from the host at the end of the BitTorrent connection. *
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http://www.cnet.com/8301-13739_1-9769645-46.html
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