Like me, reading the same post title at OpenLeft, you may have expected encouraging news that Comcast was willing to relax their (illegal?) throttling practices on paying customers. Not as such:
Aside from being politically powerful, cable companies are assholes. When not blocking peer to peer services (and being sued for it), Comcast is working with BitTorrent to promote a tv network it owns.Comcast cites "network management" and bandwidth concerns as justification for blocking the applications of paying customers, yet plans to use the same "bandwidth hogging" technology to turn a profit?
The subtext here is that Comcast has a really crappy network because it refused to invest in infrastructure, mostly because cable companies are really greedy and can't do anything properly except steal from shareholders and annoy customers.