Cable TV giant Comcast Corp. has confirmed that it has received notice from the Federal Communications Commission that the regulatory agency wants to question Comcast about its delaying (or some alleged "blocking") of some peer-to-peer Internet traffic. Many consumers and advocate groups have called on the FCC to investigate and fine the service provider for its actions, and at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin pledged that the agency do just that. All broadband service providers should watch this one closely, as it could have an impact on future network management and monitoring practices.
- check out this Associated Press report in The New York Times
- FCC Chairman Kevin Martin touted plans for the investigation last week at CES