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Beware of the Internet squelcher

The FCC Wednesday gave Comcast 30 days to disclose details on how it interfered with peer-to-peer applications running on its network, and ordered it to submit proposals for how it intends to stop discriminating against certain types of network traffic.

Of particular note, however, is the language the watchdog employed in this case to describe the unjust actions of the cable company.

The FCC ruled that Comcast's behaviour wrongfully "squelches" the benefits of having an open Internet. Sounds painful.

Official regulatory documents don't tend to spare the syllables, so needless to say it was a nice surprise to read about a watchdog that doesn't stand for unfair squelching.

For Comcast's response to the squelchy accusations, head to Total Telecom.
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