WASHINGTON, August 1, 11:37 a.m. - The Federal Communications Commission “announced its intention to exercise its authority to oversee federal Internet policy in adjudicating” Comcast’s network management practices, the agency said this morning.
The five commissioners are still debating the matter, but according to a release issued by the FCC, the agency will require Comcast, within 30 days, to:
“Disclose the details of its discriminatory network management practices to the Commision;”
“Submit a compliance plan describing how it intends to stop these discriminatory management practices by the end of the year;”
“Disclose to customers and the Commission the network management practices that will replace current practices.”
The commission vote has not yet been taken, but is expected to be 3-2, with Chairman Kevin Martin, a Republican, siding with the agency’s two Democrats. Republican Commissioners Robert McDowell and Deborah Taylor Tate have already voiced their dissent.