Comcast submitted a detailed description its ongoing network management practices in a filing with the FCC last night, revealing that it has been testing controversial network management technologies since May of 2005. The company also laid out a plan for its transition to protocol-agnostic network management, which Stacey Higginbotham covered over at GigaOM. The filings are response to the FCC’s order against the company issued a month ago.

Comcast has previously been less than forthcoming about its network management. In fact, the company denied for months that it was interfering with P2P traffic at all. Today’s filing not only confirms many suspicions about the practice in place, it also shows a different reason why Comcast is moving away from it: The current BitTorrent blocks just aren’t that effective. Continue reading at

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