Comcast denies blocking BitTorrent traffic

By on October 23, 2007, 5:06 PM
It's been widely reported that Comcast is engaged in a questionable form of Internet filtering, terminating its customers’ BitTorrent sessions by sending misleading data onto the network. On Monday, however, the company finally broke silence saying the company does manages traffic on its networks, which may be delayed by its bandwidth management technology, but it does not block any applications:

“Comcast does not block access to any Web sites or online applications, including peer-to-peer services like BitTorrent. We have a responsibility to provide all of our customers with a good Internet experience and we use the latest technologies to manage our network so that they can continue to enjoy these applications.”
The executive declined to talk in detail about the technology. Although Comcast's practices seem to primarily affect file-sharing, the company claims it treats all packets equally, not blocking or “shaping” its Internet traffic. With peer-to-peer accounting for a large portion of all data sent across the net, it's reasonable that Comcast would try to manage the load file-sharing applications place on its network. The problem is that Comcast does its traffic management secretly and unpredictably.




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thedobareview said:
If comcast isn't "shaping" their internet then how come every time I do a google search on any subject I get redirected to some Comcast Affiliate Spam page afer clicking on teh google link? Not to mention my home network sux and is slow and I had to buy some extra software to keep IE working right... Didn't have this problem untill COMCAST... More Like BOMCAST
gehx said:
[b]Originally posted by thedobareview:[/b][quote]If comcast isn't "shaping" their internet then how come every time I do a google search on any subject I get redirected to some Comcast Affiliate Spam page afer clicking on teh google link? Not to mention my home network sux and is slow and I had to buy some extra software to keep IE working right... Didn't have this problem untill COMCAST... More Like BOMCAST[/quote]SERIOUSLY????sounds like the only problem w/ your network is the administrator! for definition of administrator find the nearest mirror and look into it....btw, I have had zero dealings w/ comcast because they aren't in my area.....I just think that you're not willing to admit that you messed up your lan and are looking for a scapegoat, for whatever reason. be a man & own up to it!
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