In the wake of Comcast's recent decision to start throttling end-user P2P traffic consumer groups have decided to take their complaint straight to the top. By 'the top' we don't mean the supreme court, but the FCC. We can't help but wonder why nobody's taken Comcast to the FCC over their disconnecting users who use 'too much' of their unlimited service, but we suspect that we'll probably be reporting on that in the near future.
Several consumer rights groups have worked in unison to file law suits of various kinds, but it looks like a couple of them decided to try to hit Comcast beneath the proverbial belt:
“Two of the groups are also asking the FCC to fine Comcast $195,000 for every affected subscriber. The petitions will be the first real test of the FCC's stance on the so-called "Net Neutrality" issue.”
A fine per affected customer could end up being quite large as Comcast is the country's largest cable provider and also has a large installed broadband user base.