A broadband trade group representative told the U.S. Congress that carriers should be allowed to practice network management and slow P-to-P network access.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin says Comcast’s peer-to-peer blocking appears to have been widespread.
The U.S. FCC heard a variety of views on network neutrality at a public hearing at Stanford University.
As Comcast calls for a peer-to-peer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, skeptics worry that such a plan might be light on rights.
Comcast and Pando Networks have kicked off a drive to create a "P2P Bill of Rights and Responsibilities."
Researchers have tracked several ISPs that were injecting ads in to Web pages viewed by their customers last year.
A spokesperson for Comcast confirmed the company had paid some people to stand in line and act as placeholders for Comcast employees who wanted to attend Monday's FCC hearing on its traffic management practices, Network World reports.
The FCC's board heard testimony Monday from advocates on both sides of the net neutrality debate.
As traffic increases, experts say ISPs may start charging by the gigabyte, limiting use of some services and snooping at the data passing through their networks.
Comcast says it's protecting its users by shaping the contours of its Internet traffic. But is it simply protecting its own services from competition?