Thursday, July 31, 2008

Shocker: Republican House Leader Blasts FCC Ahead of Comcast Vote

John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Kenneth Corbin writes on

On the eve of the Federal Communications Commission's expected vote to punish Comcast for blocking peer-to-peer traffic on its network without properly informing subscribers, the agency is taking some fire from Congress.

In a letter sent today to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) questioned the commission's legal authority to intervene and argued that the unregulated market is moving to solve the problem of network management.

The expected vote at tomorrow's FCC meeting stems from Comcast's blocking of peer-to-peer traffic from BitTorrent, and its alleged failure to provide adequate notification to its subscribers.

More here.


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