From the Globe and Mail article, Comcast to stop hampering file-sharing:
PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Corp., an Internet service provider under investigation for hampering online file-sharing by its subscribers, announced Thursday an about-face in its stance and said it will treat all types of Internet traffic equally.
Since user reports of interference with file-sharing traffic were confirmed by an Associated Press investigation in October, Comcast has been vigorously defending its practices, most recently at a hearing of the Federal Communications Commission in February.
Consumer and “Net neutrality” advocates have been equally vigorous in their attacks on the company, saying that by secretly blocking some connections between file-sharing computers, Comcast made itself a judge and gatekeeper for the Internet. [more]
The fact that a major US cableco, feeling the immense regulatory and subscriber pressure would change its mind can’t bode well for Bell Canada.
The traffic shaping game is always easier to play when “everybody else is doing it.”