Comcast, Rogers, Bell All Have Bad News On The Throttling Front

Imagine that you’re the CEO’s of any of the above ISPs. You’re going to wake up to the news that your life is about to get a lot more complicated. How? Let me list the ways:

  • Comcast got the absolutely Comcastic news that FCC chairman Kevin Martin thinks that Comcast needs to be punished for it’s throttling activites. He goes on to say that “The commission has adopted a set of principles that protects consumers access to the Internet,” Martin told The Associated Press late Thursday. “We found that Comcast’s actions in this instance violated our principles.”
  • Rogers and Bell found out that The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa has put a post in the forums of late on Thursday saying that “We are interested from hearing from individuals who are subscribers to Bell or Rogers’ high speed internet services who are concerned about alleged internet throttling practices by Bell and Rogers”. This is likely a prelude to a class action lawsuit.

Anyone want to take bets as to how fast it takes these companies to either circle their legal wagons?

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: