Three cheers for the FCC.

Today, the FCC held that Comcast has violated Internet openness laws and will likely be forced to stop with their broad and arbitrary blocking of Internet traffic.

This decision may herald the enlightenment when it comes to high-speed broadband service. While I'm not particularly affected by the issue that brought this decision into the public spotlight (peer-to-peer services), I am hoping it will extend to their unreasonable blocking of traffic on port 445 (Windows Domain Services) without an exception process.

If so, this will make their service much more attractive to me.

Thanks FCC, for standing up for the minority.
Written on August 1, 2008