The Hits Keep Coming
Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)'s image among the Network Neutrality crowd hasn't improved a lick since Monday’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearing at Harvard over the MSO’s policies for “reasonable” network management and treatment of P2P applications. In fact, it's probably gotten worse. (See FCC Mulling New Internet Rules .)
The latest: The FCC is reportedly considering a "do-over" hearing on the matter, this time at Stanford University, and the domain of Net-Neut advocate Larry Lessig.
This, of course, comes after Comcast all but threw more meat at the lions that were circling it at the hearing. Earlier this week, Comcast admitted it paid some people to hold places in line, but some of the placeholders ended up attending the hearing anyway, contributing to an overflow situation.
To add to the fun, the New York Attorney General’s office reportedly has subpoenaed Comcast regarding its network management policies. It’s said the MSO, already faced with the official FCC probe and a bubbling class-action lawsuit, will cooperate. (See Legal Eagles Circle Comcast .)
And why not? There’s not much room left on its back to take many more arrows, anyway.
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News