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.