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FCC's 'Findings' in Order Against Comcast's Network Management Practices

WASHINGTON, August 1 – The following are the six “findings” of which the Federal Communications Commission found Comcast guilty. As is standard practice for the agency, no written document encapsulating these charges was publicly released.

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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

The findings:

  1. 1. Comcast’s network management practices discriminate among applications and protocols. It uses deep packet inspection.
  2. 2. Comcast’s practices are not minimally intrusive, but are invasive, and have significant effect.
  3. 3. Comcast has blocked content and significantly interfered with person’s ability to access applications and content of their choice.
  4. 4. Comcast’s practices do not constitute reasonable network management practices.
  5. 5. The economic harms have been compounded by Comcast’s failure to disclose its practices.
  6. 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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FCC Hammers Comcast For Deception and Unreasonable Internet Practices (BroadbandCensus.com, August 1)

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Cable From U.S. Embassy In Beijing Reveals U.S. Perspective on Trade Relationship

For all of the tough talk coming out of Congress as the United States and China embark on a high profile trade summit today, a confidential memo sent by U.S. Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman at the beginning of 2010 illustrates how the fortunes of the two countries have changed in modern times, and how the leadership of the United States is scrambling for innovative ways to readjust as its economic clout fades.

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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

The findings:

  1. 1. Comcast’s network management practices discriminate among applications and protocols. It uses deep packet inspection.
  2. 2. Comcast’s practices are not minimally intrusive, but are invasive, and have significant effect.
  3. 3. Comcast has blocked content and significantly interfered with person’s ability to access applications and content of their choice.
  4. 4. Comcast’s practices do not constitute reasonable network management practices.
  5. 5. The economic harms have been compounded by Comcast’s failure to disclose its practices.
  6. 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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FCC Hammers Comcast For Deception and Unreasonable Internet Practices (BroadbandCensus.com, August 1)

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Study: FCC Could Improve Data Collection Practices

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission could do a better job of collecting and managing the information it gathers from consumers, businesses and other entities, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

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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

The findings:

  1. 1. Comcast’s network management practices discriminate among applications and protocols. It uses deep packet inspection.
  2. 2. Comcast’s practices are not minimally intrusive, but are invasive, and have significant effect.
  3. 3. Comcast has blocked content and significantly interfered with person’s ability to access applications and content of their choice.
  4. 4. Comcast’s practices do not constitute reasonable network management practices.
  5. 5. The economic harms have been compounded by Comcast’s failure to disclose its practices.
  6. 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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FCC Hammers Comcast For Deception and Unreasonable Internet Practices (BroadbandCensus.com, August 1)

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BroadbandCensus.com Posts NTIA/RUS Broadband Infrastructure Application

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2009 – One week after the release of the two Notices of Funds Availability for broadband stimulus grants, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration had not posted the online applications as of 5:15 p.m. ET, although they were promised on July 7, 2009.

Drew Clark

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Findings

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

The findings:

  1. 1. Comcast’s network management practices discriminate among applications and protocols. It uses deep packet inspection.
  2. 2. Comcast’s practices are not minimally intrusive, but are invasive, and have significant effect.
  3. 3. Comcast has blocked content and significantly interfered with person’s ability to access applications and content of their choice.
  4. 4. Comcast’s practices do not constitute reasonable network management practices.
  5. 5. The economic harms have been compounded by Comcast’s failure to disclose its practices.
  6. 6. Comcast’s practice contravenes federal internet policy, and limits consumers’ ability to access the lawful internet content of their choice.

Article Reference by this Article:

FCC Hammers Comcast For Deception and Unreasonable Internet Practices (BroadbandCensus.com, August 1)

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