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Comcast Accused of Degrading VoIP Sound Quality of Competitors, Under FCC Investigation

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) raises the possibility of further network neutrality violations by Comcast. The agency is investigating concerns that Comcast's new network management practices degrade the sound quality of VOIP services such as Vonage and Skype that compete with Comcast's own VOIP service.

In a Jan. 17 letter to Comcast, the FCC told Comcast to provide "a detailed justification for Comcast's disparate treatment of its own VOIP service as compared to that offered by other VOIP providers on its network." The FCC also wants to know why the company has failed to disclose "the distinct effects that Comcast's new network management technique has on Comcast's VOIP offering versus those of its competitors."

Read full story: eWeek

Updates:  UPDATED Jan 26, 2009 4:00 PM PDT
FCC's Comcast questions raise many more questions Dan O'Shea, FierceTelecom, Jan.26.2009

Related topics: Access Providers, Broadband, Net Neutrality, Policy & Regulation, Telecom, VoIP

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