Comcast subpoenaed by New York attorney general

By Justin Mann on February 27, 2008, 3:40 PM
More parties are getting interested in the Comcast scandal. Following a hearing that happened this week, public admissions of traffic disruption and a host of other news, the attorney general's office in New York is now sniffing around. They have subpoenaed Comcast for information on what is going on, including how exactly they throttle traffic.

Interestingly, Comcast is a bit player in New York the majority of their business is elsewhere and they have less than a 1% market share in that state. Nevertheless, the request is obviously a very serious one if they are willing to subpoena for the information. We're definitely seeing this get well out of hand, at least out of Comcast's hands. What started as them simply denying they filter traffic has turned into a huge fiasco. I wonder how much farther it will go, and how it will impact Comcast.

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icye said:
Hopefully something good will come out of these proceedings because its time that people show these ISPs what they are doing is wrong. We pay for a certain speed (downstream/upstream) for our broadband connections and if we're not getting it due to an inadequate infrastructure from Comcast or other ISPs, then I see no reason to just be quiet about this matter.
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