FCC to investigate Comcast's alleged traffic shaping


The FCC didn’t buy Comcast’s explanation, either.

The Federal Communications Commission will investigate Comcast over alleged traffic interference (and at the same time reveal its attitude toward Net Neutrality). You may remember last year’s Associated Press investigation (and the subsequent lawsuit) that found Comcast actively interfering with subscribers’ connection when it detected unwanted file-sharing. That investigation brought greater awareness to something that techies and file-sharers (“pirates,” maybe) had been complaining about for some time.

For its part, Comcast said it “looks forward” to responding to and cooperating with the FCC.

F.C.C. to Look at Complaints Comcast Interferes With Net [AP/New York Times]