FCC may go after Comcast

July 28, 2008 9:14:55 AM PDT
An agency official says a majority of members of the Federal Communications Commission have cast votes in favor of punishing Comcast for blocking subscribers' Internet traffic. Comcast is accused of violating agency principles that guarantee "net neutrality." Basically that means all of an ISP's users have open access to the Internet.

Comcast is accused of blocking Internet traffic among users of a certain type of file-sharing software that lets them exchange large amounts of data.

While it looks like most FCC members are on board the idea of taking action against Comcast, the decision won't be final until the votes are cast. That's expected at the FCC's August 1st meeting. The FCC's chair says the action against Comcast won't include a fine.