Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Net Neutrality Hearing

Senate Net Neutrality Hearing Recap
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and others testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on Net Neutrality.
Benton Foundation

Comcast's Network Practices Need Scrutiny, FCC Chief Says
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin challenged several of Comcast's claims about how it operates its Internet network, taking his strongest stance yet against the cable operator.
Cecilia Kang, Washington Post

Senators See Progress in Net Neutrality Debate
Senate Commerce Committee chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) said that he saw inklings of progress in the rhetorical battle over Net Neutrality and its "offspring," nondiscrimination and network management.
John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable

FCC Chief Again Critiques Comcast Network Tactics
The chairman of the FCC said that an investigation of how Comcast manages its network had raised further concerns about tactics the company has used to restrict Internet users from using a file-sharing technology.
Peter Kaplan, Reuters

FCC's Martin: Comcast Blocking Was Widespread
Comcast's slowing of peer-to-peer traffic appeared to be more widespread than the company has disclosed, the chairman of the FCC said at a Senate hearing.
Grant Gross, IDG News Service

Hollywood Creatives Call for Net Neutrality
Two leaders of Hollywood's creative community called upon the Senate to guarantee that the Internet remains a free-flowing medium for independent writers, producers and filmmakers.
Timothy Karr,

Study: All Major Broadband Providers Disrupt P2P
The eight biggest Internet service providers in the United States, which collectively serve more than 54 million broadband users, all "artificially interrupt" peer-to-peer traffic to some extent, according to a study by P2P video distributor Vuze.
Todd Spangler, Multichannel News

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