April 12, 2010

DC Court Rules For Comcast in Net-Neutrality Issue


Last week, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Comcast, who had denied users from posting content on BitTorrent. This is not good news for the FCC in their efforts to create Net-neutrality in broadband companies. Comcast claims that the FCC did not have the right to enforce policy principles because the Supreme Court deregulated broadband in 2005.

The reason for the blockage is probably because sites like BitTorrent can handle large video files, thereby threatening broadband companies business. But Comcast argued that uploading large files slows down access for other subscribers. We will have to keep an eye on the FCC's next move before other companies decide what sites we cannot use for whatever reasons they choose.


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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 12, 2010 8:50 AM

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