Comcast denies blocking file sharing traffic

9 Jan 2008

The US telecoms regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is launching an investigation into allegations that the country’s largest cable operator, Comcast, has restricted large file transfers. Customers are complaining that the firm is throttling peer-to-peer file sharing traffic. Comcast has denied the allegations, Bloomberg reports, releasing a statement which read: ‘We look forward to responding to any FCC inquiries regarding our broadband network management. Comcast does not, has not and will not block any web sites or online applications, including peer-to-peer services.’ It adds, however, that it does manage web traffic ‘for the good of all customers’.