FCC Questioning Comcast Over File-Sharing Interference

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials are questioning Comcast over complaints that the company actively interferes with its subscribers’ Internet traffic.

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

A Comcast executive says the company believes its practices are in accordance with FCC policy. He says Comcast looks forward to responding to the FCC inquiries regarding its broadband network management.

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

They want the commission to fine Comcast $195,000 for every affected subscriber.