MaineCoasts brings news that three out of the five FCC commissioners have voted in favor of punishing Comcast
for their P2P throttling practices. The investigation of Comcast
has been underway since January, and FCC Chairman Kevin Martin made clear their conclusion
a couple weeks ago. Ars Technica has coverage
as well, noting:
"The initial report on the vote said nothing about which way Republican commissioners McDowell and Tate might lean. FCC watchers wouldn't be at all surprised to see both vote against the order; the really interesting moment could come if they support it. Having four or even five commissioners support the order would send a strong bipartisan signal to ISPs that they need to take great care with any sort of discriminatory throttling based on anything more specific than a user's total bandwidth."