Comcast settles data discrimination lawsuit

Dec 23, 2009

(AP) -- Comcast will pay up to $16 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing the cable TV operator of delaying certain Internet traffic.

The says delayed transfers of large data files by customers who use BitTorrent and similar file-sharing programs despite promising subscribers unfettered access to the Internet.

In August 2008, the Federal Communications Commission ordered Comcast to change the way it manages its Internet traffic, following an investigation by The Associated Press.

Comcast, which is the nation's largest Internet service provider, did not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement. A federal judge in Pennsylvania gave the settlement preliminary approval last week.

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Velanarris
1 / 5 (3) Dec 24, 2009
And where does one line up for their approved credit due to this litigation?
twodragunns
not rated yet Dec 25, 2009
Comcast is a terrible cable company that fortunately for me is in the US and I'm in Canada.
I used to support users of this Cable giant by way of a call-in center.
The company is strife with problems from loss of channels for TV as well as internet loss for customers ........ even the large companies can fall from grace and end up as followers eventually.
Phelankell
1 / 5 (2) Dec 26, 2009
Very true, just speak with anyone who worked at Novell.