Comcast's Data Cap Exemption for Xbox 360 Streaming Points Toward Glaring Loopholes in Open Internet Order

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Jenn Ettinger, 202-265-1490 x 35

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, Comcast confirmed that it will not count the video content that its customers view through an Xbox 360 against their monthly 250 GB data caps.

Free Press Policy Director Matt Wood made the following statement:

"Comcast tries to justify preferred treatment for its own video on the Xbox 360 by claiming that the content is delivered over a private IP network rather than the public Internet. But not counting this video against a Comcast customer's monthly data limit gives the Comcast product an unfair advantage against other Internet video services. Unfortunately, such anti-competitive tricks may be allowed by loopholes in the FCC’s Open Internet rules, proving once again that the FCC failed to deliver on the promise of real Net Neutrality."

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