FCC Orders Comcast To Stop Blocking File Sharing

Law360, New York (August 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a landmark decision hailed by supporters of network neutrality, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has issued an enforcement order against Comcast Corp. after ruling the cable giant violated its open-Internet policies.

In a 3-2 majority decision handed down on Friday, the communications regulator upheld a complaint brought by subscribers that accused Comcast of interfering with Internet users' access to online content and file-sharing applications.

The FCC said an investigation revealed Comcast had monitored its users' Internet connections and selectively blocked peer-to-peer connections.

The commission ordered...
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