What we can learn from a close look at Comcast's troubling past
The EFF and the Associated Press later demonstrated that this was a lie. Following their findings, the FCC later observed, Comcast "admitted that it did target its subscribers' peer-to-peer traffic for interference" and that it did so regardless of the time of day or the level of network congestion. "Comcast's interference is far more invasive and widespread than the company first conceded," the FCC stated.
In fact, Comcast's activities had far greater ramifications than its effect on its own subscribers. Essentially, the EFF said, the company was injecting forged data packets into the Internet in a way that caused users' connection programs to fail.