Comcast Blocks Some Internet Traffic

If you’re a Comcast Customer, then you should be concerned with what they’re doing to your internet connection. Why? Because Comcast is filtering your internet traffic, this article goes in-depth into what exactly is being filtered and tests that prove it is occurring. On one hand it looks like Comcast is trying to keep its network from being stressed with file sharing, on the other it looks like they might not just be filtering file sharing protocols.

If you’re a Comcast Customer, then you should be concerned with what they’re doing to your internet connection. Why? Because Comcast is filtering your internet traffic, this article goes in-depth into what exactly is being filtered and tests that prove it is occurring. On one hand it looks like Comcast is trying to keep its network from being stressed with file sharing, on the other it looks like they might not just be filtering file sharing protocols.

NEW YORK (AP) – Comcast Corp. actively interferes with attempts by some of its high- speed Internet subscribers to share files online, a move that runs counter to the tradition of treating all types of Net traffic equally.

The interference, which The Associated Press confirmed through nationwide tests, is the most drastic example yet of data discrimination by a U.S. Internet service provider. It involves company computers masquerading as those of its users.

If widely applied by other ISPs, the technology Comcast is using would be a crippling blow to the BitTorrent, eDonkey and Gnutella file- sharing networks. While these are mainly known as sources of copyright music, software and movies, BitTorrent in particular is emerging as a legitimate tool for quickly disseminating legal content.

Read the full story at breitbart.com


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