FCC looks into Level 3, Comcast content dispute

Comcast says the dispute is a simple peering negotiation, but Level 3 says Comcast is trying to hide its true intentions

By , IDG News Service |  Internet

The dispute has energized net neutrality advocates, who portray this as an attempt by Comcast to end the openness of the Internet. Online petitions have cropped up encouraging people to ask the FCC to "stop Comcast from blocking Netflix."

Comcast, meanwhile, is promoting its view to the public as well as to lawmakers. It posted a video Tuesday explaining how peering works and wrote a blog post with "10 Facts About Peering" and the situation with Level 3.

Nancy Gohring covers mobile phones and cloud computing for The IDG News Service. Follow Nancy on Twitter at @idgnancy. Nancy's e-mail address is Nancy_Gohring@idg.com

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