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Comcast Set To Sign New York Child Porn Code
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Comcast said it plans to sign an agreement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to block access to Web sites and bulletin boards that distribute child pornography.

Rock The Vote Teams With Comcast To Register Voters Online

Rock the Vote and Comcast have partnered on an initiative designed to persuade young Americans, ages 18-29 to register to vote.

The multimedia partnership will include co-branded public service announcements and an Internet campaign on Comcast’s networks including E!, Versus, The Golf Channel, TV One, Comcast SportsNet, PBS Kids and G4.

FCC Penalty For Comcast? Fuggedaboutit

That possible sanction for Comcast’s admitted use of traffic shaping software to interfere with customer broadband accounts when using peer to peer software apparently evaporated after further review.

Comcast Facing FCC Penalty Over P2P Practices
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By engaging in traffic shaping to slow down heavy users of its Internet service, Comcast may be on the brink of receiving a penalty from the Federal Communications Commission.

Cox, Comcast Caught Red-Dotted
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Only two countries in the world have ISPs actively blocking or interfering with BitTorrent transmissions: Singapore and the United States. Only one kind of ISP in both countries, though, is doing the blocking: cable.

An independent test conducted by Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Software Systems showed that Comcast and Cox are both currently interfering with BitTorrent despite recent public and regulatory outrage.

Comcast Not Attending FCC Hearing
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Pick a clever intro: Comcast won’t be tarred and feathered willingly; Comcast is taking its ball and going home; Comcast can’t stand the heat and won’t be going near the kitchen; Comcast won’t lie in the bed it’s made; Comcast will just hold its breath till it turns blue.

I like this one:

Comcast to FCC: Screw you guys; I’m going home.

Comcast To Slow Net For Heaviest Users
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Comcast CTO Tony Werner gets the last laugh on the most ardent BitTorrent users on his network, as the company plans to slow down all Internet traffic for them.

Comcast Working With BitTorrent

Taking a less heavy-handed approach than the outright blocking of BitTorrent traffic, Comcast announced the company has begun negotiating ways for simultaneous existence. The announcement comes at a time when Comcast desperately needs to diffuse public, regulatory, and legislative concerns about Network Neutrality.

There’s also the Time Warner WiMax deal to think about.

It’s Time For FCC Chair To Step Down
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There’s a lot of uncertainty not just in the economy but also in the policies guiding American media, the Internet included. Perhaps to quell some of that uncertainty, the public and government officials should pay close attention to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s opinion…and do the opposite.

Comcast Is Blocktastic
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Here’s some news to make you feel icky all over: Comcast paid disinterested uninterested squatters and employees to fill up the room at the FCC hearing at Harvard Law. With supporters and ambivalent attendees taking up real estate 90 minutes beforehand, protestors were unable to enter the building.

Sound Bites From The Comcast Hearing
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Yesterday’s FCC "hearing" to discuss Comcast’s interference with BitTorrent traffic was more "dogpile on the cable shill." Comcast chose executive VP David Cohen as the bullet-catcher/gauntlet-runner/sacrificial lamb, and Verizon sent its own executive VP, Tom Tauke, presumably for moral support.

Stakes Are High For Comcast Hearing
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Cable is on course to be the next decade’s dial-up. With limited capacity, cable companies are in a pickle: manipulate network traffic like Comcast has been doing (which customers and perhaps the government won’t stand for) or go back to metered pricing, which is going back ten years in business model, like Time Warner has done, which customers ultimately won’t stand for, especially as more competition comes around.

Topic of Net Neutrality Gains Momentum
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Net neutrality is a hot issue among groups such as public interest groups, Internet startups, and even political groups; however, recent developments have added to the popularity.

Comcast Stands By Its Internet Filtering

Comcast has admitted that it intentionally slows down some traffic on its network, including music and movie downloads.

The company said in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission that slowing the transfer of music or video between subscribers sharing files is necessary to manage traffic flow over its network.

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Comcast Spotlight Picks Up Vehix

The term "minority interest" is pretty weak; it implies that something received just the tiniest bit of one’s attention or bank account balance.  So, although we’re in no way involved in the deal, it’s kind of reassuring to see that Comcast Spotlight has concluded an all-out acquisition of Vehix.

FCC Looking into Comcast

Back in November, we mentioned how Free Press and other groups wanted ISP/cable company Comcast brought before the FCC for the way the company imitated users on BitTorrent to terminate downloads. And now, the FCC will be looking into it—at least according to Chairman Kevin Martin, speaking at CES.

FCC At Center Of Net, Media Controversy

Net neutrality concepts, and media ownership rules, have the Federal Communications Commission and its chairman, Kevin Martin, at the epicenter of how people will get the content they want.

FCC To Investigate Comcast, Verizon

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin says the regulatory agency will investigate allegations that Comcast interferes with p2p Internet traffic. He also said Verizon Wireless would be under the microscope after complaints the company blocked text messages from an abortion rights group.

EFF Strikes Back Against ISP Interference
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation stepped up its criticism of traffic shaping practices by Comcast and others with a new initiative aimed at broadband customers.

First Comcast, Now Cox Busted ‘Managing’ Traffic

Comcast’s BitTorrent snafu set off another investigation of a cable provider and yielded similar results. This time it’s Cox’s interference with file-sharing service eDonkey setting Net Neutrality alarms.

Comcast Faces BitTorrent Interference Lawsuit

A California Comcast customer called the company’s claims of fast Internet connections fraudulent due to their use of traffic shaping technology that hinders torrents.