said by SuperWISP:This is doublespeak. Blocking P2P isn't "consumer-friendly", unless those consumers are not going to do anything but surf the web!
Since, by FCC decree, Comcast can no longer suppress just the most nasty bandwidth hogging behavior (which is exhibited by programs such as GNUtella and BitTorrent), it now has to limit everything
. This is due to pressure by inside-the-Beltway lobbyists and lawyers for "network neutrality."
No one who complained about Comcast's behavior before should be complaining now, because this is the natural result of the FCC's decree. There's no free lunch; bandwidth costs money. LOTS of money in many areas. It isn't free and it isn't unlimited. Previously, Comcast was trying to impose an implicit limit by limiting the worst bandwidth-hogging applications -- a consumer-friendly method that eliminated worries about the meter running. But that approach has been prohibited. So, now consumers are saddled with overage charges and have to worry about their kids downloading something big that might create those charges. Boy, the "consumer advocates" inside the Beltway sure did a lot for consumers on this one!