Comcast details shaping
September 23, 2008
Comcast has provided U.S. regulators details of how it plans to change the way it manages Web traffic over its high speed Internet network without blocking any applications or content.Comcast said that under the plan designed to give all users their “fair share” of bandwidth it would focus on managing the traffic of customers who are using most bandwidth when the network is congested. It said it will use software on its network to determine if particular subscribers have been the source of high volumes of traffic and will temporarily give traffic from those subscribers a lower priority status.It said that when a subscriber’s traffic is assigned a lower priority status its traffic could be delayed if the network is congested but would not be delayed if there is no congestion. Comcast said it expect to have the new traffic management system in place across its network by the end of December.