Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Comcast Cuts Deal With Vonage on Internet Traffic

Martin H. Bosworth writes on

In the wake of revelations that Comcast regularly shaped and blocked customer access to Internet services, the company announced today that it was partnering with Internet phone company Vonage to "address reasonable network management" and prevent Vonage customers from being knocked offline by Comcast.

"This agreement helps Vonage to ensure that customers have the best possible Internet experience," said Vonage chief technology officer Louis Mamakos.

More here.


At Fri Jul 11, 12:16:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find this story odd - one would assume that there was a prior concern about the handling of Vonage traffic by Comcast. However, if this were the concern, why hasn't the technical community at large (or have I just been asleep ;-) already verified discriminatory practices by Comcast against Vonage, particularly given that the verification of bittorrent interference was certainly trivial...


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