Comcast Sorta, But Not Really, Admits To Content Jamming
from the it's-all-in-the-weasel-language dept
Internet News is reporting that Comcast has put its “speed limit in writing.” This is in response to the stories from last year about how Comcast was jamming certain kinds of traffic without being clear about it to users. However, the details suggest that the headline writer is being a bit generous. Comcast hasn’t come close to putting the actual limits in writing. All it actually did was sneak some weasel language into its terms of service, saying that the company “uses reasonable network management practices that are consistent with industry standards.” That’s hardly being upfront about what’s going on in a manner that will help subscribers actually understand why certain apps appear to not be working properly. Rather than better informing customers, this seems like a move designed to get the FCC to drop its investigation of the company’s traffic shaping practices — especially since the phrase used is copied straight from an FCC statement.