Not iPhone: The FCC wants to punish Comcast for obstructing Internet traffic

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Comcast Center aka The Citadel. Flickr’d

The FCC wants to punish Comcast for blocking its customers’ access to the Internet. That, of course, in part refers to the company’s practice of blocking BitTorrent.

Kevin Martin—yes, that Kevin Martin—had this to say:

We found that Comcast’s actions in this instance violated our principles [of open access to the Internet]

As you might expect, Comcast has denied all wrongdoing, arguing that it’s merely trying to manage its network for the benefit of everyone. You, protect you from yourself, that line of logic.

Give this story some time, and it’s bound to hot up.