Concerns over ISPs throttling P2P traffic are growing, not only on the part of subscribers who have seen applications behaving strangely, but also from companies that rely on P2P to make their wares available to their customers. Online video provider Vuze has filed a rule-making petition (PDF) with the Federal Communications Commission, asking the Commission to prevent ISPs from blocking or degrading lawful traffic.
Vuze, which describes itself as “the leading destination for downloading and viewing licensed and self-published high-resolution video content online,” uses P2P tech to get its content to subscribers. The company offers programming from the BBC and PBS, as well as A&E, The History Channel, and National Geographic, and is concerned that the traffic-blocking actions of cable ISPs like Comcast and Cox (more on that below) will interfere with the delivery of its programming to viewers.
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