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.
Article Reference by this Article:
FCC Hammers Comcast For Deception and Unreasonable Internet Practices (BroadbandCensus.com, August 1)
- Parler, Gab, and Section 230: Right-Leaning Social Networks Push Alternative to Twitter and Facebook
- Lack of Affordable Internet Disproportionately Impacts Minority Communities, Says Commissioner Geoffrey Starks
- Social Media Self-Regulation Has Failed, Say New America Panelists
- Huawei is a Serial Intellectual Property Thief, Says FBI Director Christopher Wray
- 5G Design Raises Privacy Concerns, OneWeb to Receive $1 Billion, Streaming Prices Raising
Signup for Broadband Breakfast
Fiber1 month ago
Fiber Networks Hold a Cybersecurity Advantage Over Rival Co-Axial and Wireless Technologies, Say Panelists
Congress1 month ago
Senators Introduce Healthcare Broadband Bill as House Companion, Proposes $2 Billion Telehealth Expansion
Artificial Intelligence3 weeks ago
Brookings Panelists Emphasize Importance of Addressing Biases in Artificial Intelligence Technology
Congress1 month ago
Partisan Disagreement Delays Broadband Funding That Might Come Through HEROES Act
#broadbandlive3 weeks ago
Broadband Breakfast Live Online on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 – Federal Broadband Funds and Opportunity Zones
Broadband Roundup1 week ago
Artificial Intelligence Task Force, State Cybersecurity, ADTRAN Offers Rural Funding Guidance
Artificial Intelligence7 days ago
U.S. State Department Employing Artificial Intelligence Against COVID-19 Misinformation
Expert Opinion1 month ago
Gary Bolton: Under the Stress of COVID-19, the Networks That Held Fast Were Symmetrical Fiber Broadband