Comcast, which underwent heavy criticism last year for blocking file-sharing services like BitTorrent, has reportedly been caught quietly changing its Terms of Service. Although Comcast has denied that they interfere with P2P, even in light of mounting evidence of the contrary, the new TOS notably acknowledges the use of “reasonable network management practices that are consistent with industry standards.”

“Industry standards.” A phrase like that kind of makes you wonder what other ISPs are doing, doesn’t it? We examined the Terms of Service of several of Comcast’s biggest competitors and found that provisions allowing interference with P2P traffic seems to be a standard part of ISPs’ legal boilerplate these days. And unlike Comcast, the competition is not shy about describing exactly what they want to do to stop P2P on their networks. Continue reading at

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