FCC questions Comcast on interference

January 14, 2008 6:30:26 PM PST
Comcast Corporation says it has received letters of inquiry from the Federal Communications Commission.

They're about complaints that the Philadelphia-based company actively interferes with its subscribers' Internet traffic.

A coalition of consumer groups and legal scholars complained to the agency in November. The groups asked the FCC to stop Comcast from discriminating against the sharing of certain types of Internet data among subscribers.

Comcast denies it blocks file sharing, but acknowledges milder interventions to improve the flow of traffic for the majority of its customers.