FCC Investigating Whether Comcast Is Messing With Rival Phone Services

A few hours before Republican FCC chairman Kevin “Kevvy” Martin officially lost his job — he launched an investigation into whether Comcast is deliberately degrading rival phone services.

The WSJ says:

Concerns have been raised by consumer groups over whether Comcast is giving preferential treatment to its Digital Voice Internet phone service over competing Internet phone services. Consumers using rival Internet phone services could experience degraded phone quality, consumer groups worry.

A Comcast spokeswoman said the company has “fully complied” with the FCC’s order regarding so-called congestion-management practices. “We are reviewing the FCC staff’s letter,” she said.


FCC started Comcast probe-WSJ [Reuters]
FCC Sets Comcast-Phone Probe [WSJ]