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Andrew

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Comcast could receive hefty FCC fine for throttling Bit Torrent traffic (Download Squad)

Jan 9th 2008 10:34AM Now, I'm all for Net Neutrality and Comcast being required to stop filtering BT traffic, but I don't think FCC fines are the way to go. If you think about it, making Comcast pay billions in fines will just keep them from upgrading their outdated hardware and networks with new equipment that could actually handle the increased traffic. This is an ever expanding and developing business that requires billions of dollars in investments and infrastructure development. They are one of the few companies that have the resources to enable us to see anything like the bandwidth that is provided in some European countries. Would you want that to be hindered? It's like that speeding ticket you got over the holiday that's keeping you from getting that new HDTV this month.

Hopefully, any action from the FCC will at least scare Comcast into a better stance on BitTorrent traffic. I'm don't care for making them pay for what they've done, only enforcing that they do the right thing in the future.