Congressman to Comcast: Quit Blocking BitTorrent Traffic
U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher, a Democrat from Virginia who is a highly influential force in telecommunications policy legislation, issed a state,emt earlier this week calling on high-speed Internet service provider Comcast to stop blocking and thwarting BitTorrent traffic.
According to tech news and gossip site Valleywag, Rep. Baucher's statement said in part:
Comcast has made a major mistake in attemptig to hinder peer-to-peer file sharing as an aspect of its network management. The inability of customers to [share files] significantly diminishes their ability to utilize the Internet for one of its most important applications, which is user-to-user content.
Interesting to note that Rep. Baucher is not a net neutrality proponent. He believes in market-based solutions, and failing that, enforcement on specifically egregious action such as the Comcast traffic-thwarting arguably is.
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