[News] [SOT] Sprint Fights Net Neutrality

[News] [SOT] Sprint Fights Net Neutrality

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 06 Nov 2008 16:07:35


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Sprint blocking Cogent network traffic...

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| It appears that Sprint has stopped routing traffic (called "depeering") from
| Cogent as a result of some sort of legal dispute. Sprint customers cannot
| reach Cogent customers, and vice versa. The effect is similar to what would
| happen if Sprint were to block voice phonecalls to AT&T customers.
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http://radar.oreilly.com/2008/10/sprint-blocking-cogent-network.html


Recent:

FCC pelts Comcast with rotten veg

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| Having put the company in the stocks two weeks ago, the FCC heaped a load of
| rotten vegetables over US cable giant Comcast yesterday.
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| [...]
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| The decision set a historic precedent for regulating packet networks, and not
| surprisingly much of the document (pdf) is devoted to a justification of why
| the FCC has the authority to intervene.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/21/fcc_comcast_order/


FCC on Comcast: Bravo!

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| Free Press (and others) alleged that Comcast was blocking the BitTorrent
| application. We've known for sometime the result in this case (because of the
| weird practice of the FCC to release the results of an order without
| necessarily releasing the order). But at the crack of dawn (California time)
| today, the Commission released its 34 page order.
|
| It is fantastically well done. So much so that I felt compelled (in that
| weird lawyer like way) to blather my own 5 pages of thanks in a letter to the
| Commission that will be mailed today.
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http://lessig.org/blog/2008/08/fcc_on_comcast_bravo.html


Bipartisan FCC Majority Condemns Comcast's Illegal Blocking

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| WASHINGTON -- Today, the Federal Communications Commission published an
| enforcement order punishing Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, for
| blocking Internet users' access to legal online content and services. The
| order, approved by a bipartisan majority on Aug. 1, requires Comcast to stop
| its ongoing practice of blocking Internet content by the end of the year and
| disclose all "network management" practices.
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http://www.freepress.net/node/43516


Comcast files FCC impotence suit

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| But the meatpuppetting cable outfit says it will comply with the order while
| its appeal plays out in federal court. Under the order (PDF), Comcast has
| until September 19 to completely disclose its discriminatory network
| management practices and show how it intends to stop these practices by
| year's end.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/04/comcast_sues_over_fcc_ruling/


Comcast Gives Cold-Shoulder To Non-Profit School Running Linux

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| I think it would be rather fun to make the displeasure of Comcast Linux
| customers loudly known. If you would like to spend a few minutes letting
| Comcast know that is wrong to discriminate against customers due to their
| choice of operating system, the phone number to the Lake City, Fl. office is
| (386) 752-6161.
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http://crashsystems.net/2008/08/comcast-wont-support-linux/


Comcast, Microsoft team up to serve smaller firms

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| Microsoft's move to offer the online software suite appears designed to
| compete with a similar offering from rival Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote,
| Profile, Research) known as Google Apps.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idU