Groups Urge FCC To Take Action On Net Neutrality

Law360, New York (November 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A coalition of advocacy groups has asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to take action against Internet provider Comcast for allegedly restricting users' access to file-sharing networks such as BitTorrent and Gnutella.

The groups also filed a petition with the FCC for a declaratory ruling that Internet service providers could not block peer-to-peer file sharing.

Comcast has said that it does not permanently block, but merely delays, peer-to-peer file sharing, and that it does so to reduce network congestion, since such file sharing uses a large...
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