Friday, October 19, 2007

Comcast Internet Traffic Blocking Uncovered

The Associated Press (yes, THAT AP!), proving that 'old media' is still alive and kicking, discovered that Comcast is blocking certain types of Internet traffic. Through good old fashioned investigative journalism, reporter Peter Svensson discovered the traffic blocking scheme.

This piece from 'the Machinist' blog on does a great job of explaining what Comcast is doing, how and why. Long story short, they're blocking peer-to-peer file sharing traffic, whether or not the material is copyrighted.

This only serves to strengthen the argument for the passage of definitive and enforceable Net Neutrality legislation on the federal level.

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