Cable TV giant Comcast seems bent on becoming a better friend to the P2P Internet community that so despises the company for delaying some P2P traffic as part of traffic-shaping practices last year. Comcast is now working with P2P/P24 technology firm Pando Networks on developing a P2P "Bill of Rights and Responsibilities," to outline best practices for service providers and P2P companies to employ in the interest of putting such delays in the past. This commitment follows Comcast's agreement with BitTorrent for the companies to work together to mitigate potential traffic delays and other problems. Comcast also now will test Pando's traffic prioritization solutions. The cable TV company looks to be changing its ways, though as NewTeeVee points out, it is also just trying to keep the Federal Communications Commission and Net neutrality legislation at bay.
- see this post at GigaOM's NewTeeVee
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