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April 3, 2008  12:54 PM

Comcast to test faster cable speed in Qwest territory

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Cabling, Comcast

Comcast will be rolling out a DOCSIS 3.0 trial in Minnesota, with the top download speed 50 Mbps (5 Mbps upload). The service will be the first deployment of the faster cable modem standard, and the interest level will be high since DOCSIS 3.0 is the only architecture that can rival FTTH in...

March 28, 2008  1:24 PM

Comcast zeroes in on Internet “hog” management

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, Peer2Peer, Verizon

Comcast today announced it would change how it imposes traffic management constraints on Internet usage, discontinuing its focus on P2P applications and focusing instead on traffic management of “hogs” or users who create the largest amount of traffic. As a practical matter, the move will...

March 27, 2008  12:26 PM

Comcast and BitTorrent in P2P talks

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, Peer2Peer, Verizon

Comcast and BitTorrent are in talks over how to make P2P exchange less a traffic management problem for cable networks. There has been little detail released on this but the rumor is that Comcast is seeking a “topology-aware” hashing tree so peer uploads from one user on a cable span would...

February 26, 2008  1:23 PM

FCC chairman advocates spelling out P2P policies

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, Peer2Peer

Comcast and its opponents faced off at an FCC hearing, but little of substance was brought into the open. The positions remain largely as filed in the various briefs; Comcast says that network management is essential for overall service quality and net neutralists say that any constraints will be...

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