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FCC's Martin Faults Comcast

Publication Date: 
March 10, 2008
The Wall Street Journal
Corey Boles

The Wall Street Journal covered an address by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin to panelists of the Legal Futures conference:

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin gave the strongest indication yet that he could seek to find that Comcast Corp. ran afoul of the agency's network-neutrality principles.

In a speech given at Stanford University Law School [sic] on Friday, Mr. Martin said he found it troubling that the company initially denied it was slowing or blocking its broadband-Internet customers' access to a file-sharing peer-to-peer software application.


Comcast stands accused by software companies, public-interest groups and academics of degrading customers' ability to use file-sharing software, which enables users to send high-quality video files over the Internet.