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FCC to Investigate Comcast's Web Practices

9 Jan, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey

Comcast Corp. will cooperate with a federal investigation into the company's Internet practices, and denied Jan. 9 that it had blocked some users from accessing file sharing services such as BitTorrent.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the investigation after complaints logged against Comcast by consumer groups.

“Comcast does not, has not, and will not block any Web sites or online applications, including peer-to-peer services,” Comcast EVP David Cohen told The Associated Press. “We believe our practices are in accordance with the FCC's policy statement on the Internet.”

The company admitted that some users might experience slow Internet speeds when accessing file-sharing sites. However the AP conducted a study in October which found that Comcast was actively blocking file sharing services.

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