Comcast P2P settlement

Speaking of network neutrality, multichannel, Ars Technica and others reported that Comcast settled the class action suit against it (Hart vs Comcast) for $16M.

In its current Network Neutrality Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, as well as its presentation at the October FCC Open Meeting, the FCC cited the Comcast case (throttling of P2P use) and the Madison River case (throttling of VoIP, i.e., Vonage, use) as formative in its thinking on the open internet. Note that in the NPRM the FCC seeks comments on a proposal *not* “to adopt the standard articulated in the Comcast Network Management Practices Order in this rulemaking.”

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