The FCC vs. Comcast, Round 2

As the debate for net neutrality still rages, the FCC continues its hearings into Comcast’s throttling of P2P traffic:

"FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, testifying before a Senate committee, said Comcast's blocking of BitTorrent P-to-P (peer-to-peer) traffic appeared to happen when there wasn't network congestion, in contrast to claims from the broadband provider"

If Comcast is in fact taking a more draconian stance on P2P traffic than they would like folks to believe, this could be the definitive move that finally pushes Congress to enact net neutrality legislation. The irony is that P2P traffic is not the largest bandwidth hog anymore on the Internet. That claim now goes to video streaming and downloading via HTTP--commonly referred to as the “YouTube Effect.” Which begs the question, are ISPs also throttling YouTube traffic?

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