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Submission + - Comcast Pays Out $16Million in P2P Throttling Suit (arstechnica.com)

eldavojohn writes: Comcast has settled out of court to the tune of $16 million for P2P throttling class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania. You may be eligible for up to $16 restitution if 'you live in the United States or its Territories, have a current or former Comcast High-Speed Internet account, and either used or attempted to use Comcast service to use The Ares, BitTorrent, eDonkey, FastTrack or Gnutella P2P protocols at any time from April 1, 2006 to December 31, 2008; and/or Lotus Notes to send emails any time from March 26, 2007 to October 3, 2007.' $16 million seems a bit on the low end and it's too bad this was an out of court settlement instead of solid precedence for your right to use P2P applications and traffic. It's not clear on how this affects the slough of other Comcast P2P throttling suits or if they are included in this settlement or even if this satiates the FCC.
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Comcast Pays Out $16Million in P2P Throttling Suit

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