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Rob Topolski Discusses the Comcast / FCC Lawsuit Settlement

To opt-out from the settlement, write "I want to opt-out of the settlement" along with your name and address and mail it by May 13th to: P2P Congestion Settlement Claims Administrator; c/o Rust Consulting; P.O. Box 9454; Minneapolis, MN 55440-9454. Washington DC --In May of 2007, network software developer and Comcast customer Robb Topolski reported how Comcast was secretly blocking P2P uploads. After Comcast denied that Topolski's report was true, independent testing by the Associated Press and the Electronic Frontier Foundation confirmed Topolski's report. The FCC found that Comcast was indeed blocking uploads and was hiding that fact from consumers, but an appeals court later rejected the FCC's oversight in the matter. Meanwhile, Topolski and other customers sued Comcast, and a class-action settlement is pending. Topolski wishes to communicate why customers should reject the proposed settlement, especially in the light of the FCC lacking authority to oversee consumer broadband. To read blog post on issue: Please contact Kate Brown with media requests for Robb Topolski at 202-596-3365 or [email protected] About the New America Foundation: The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.
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