Comcast Settles P2P Suit for $16 Million
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The claimants in the case receive $16 each, but the modest $16 million settlement is just a preview of more legal action to come over the ISP's network management practices.
Comcast has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit stemming from its alleged blocking of peer-to-peer traffic, agreeing to pay up to $16 million to a group of plaintiffs in a case that consolidated multiple actions against the cable giant.
For individual claimants, however, the payout is capped at $16.
The larger issues of Comcast's network management practices, and the action federal regulators took against the provider in 2008, are still playing out in a federal appeals court in Washington.
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