At the Federal Communication Commission's open meeting in August, Dana Shaffer, FCC Wireline Bureau chief, read aloud the following "findings" against Comcast. As is standard practice for the agency, no written document encapsulating these charges was publicly released. Shaffer said the written order would be released "soon."
-Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
- 1. Comcast's network management practices discriminate among applications and protocols. It uses deep packet inspection.
- 2. Comcast's practices are not minimally intrusive, but are invasive, and have significant effect.
- 3. Comcast has blocked content and significantly interfered with person's ability to access applications and content of their choice.
- 4. Comcast's practices do not constitute reasonable network management practices.
- 5. The economic harms have been compounded by Comcast's failure to disclose its practices.
- 6. Comcast's practice contravenes federal internet policy, and limits consumers' ability to access the lawful internet content of their choice.
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