[conspire] [NYTimes] Comcast Appeals F.C.C. Sanction
Eric De Mund
ead-conspire at ixian.com
Thu Sep 4 16:46:01 PDT 2008
>From today's NYTimes. Forwarded FYI.
Comcast Appeals F.C.C. Sanction
By Saul Hansell
Comcast made no secret of its interest in challenging the Federal
Communications Commission's order in August sanctioning the cable
company for how it impeded the Internet connections of some custo-
mers as they were trying to share files over the Internet.
Comcast filed suit Thursday in the United States Court of Appeals
in Washington mainly to challenge the authority of the commission
to rule on such matters. The F.C.C. did not fine Comcast. The regu-
latory body mainly ordered the Philadelphia company to make changes
in how it would handle periods when its Internet network was near-
ing full capacity -- changes Comcast had already agreed to make.
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Comcast's basic argument is that they violated no published FCC rule.
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