Comcast testifies before House on FCC probe

COMCAST, which was recently fined $400 million by the Federal Communications Commission for violating net neutrality rules, said on Wednesday it is preparing to testify before a House oversight panel about the matter, but did not name any lawmakers who might be expected to question the speed of the service.

Comcast said in a statement that it was “reviewing our options to ensure we can fully defend ourselves in the hearing.”

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said that the agency will consider whether to impose a $45,000 penalty on the company if it fails to fully comply with the rules.

Comcast has also argued that its speeds have been subject to “inaccurate and misleading” claims that it is slowing or throttling Internet traffic, and that the FCC’s own review found that it did not.

Pai has been a vocal critic of Comcast’s practices and has sought to weaken the agency’s authority to regulate broadband services, including by requiring that companies that provide the Internet access service disclose the content of their network.

In response, Comcast said on Thursday that it would file a motion with the court to request that the commission order it to stop disclosing the speed data it has provided.

In its filing, Comcast argued that it had complied with the FCC in its previous testimony and that it intended to continue doing so.

The company also said that it “did not intend to mislead” Congress, and said that its actions were “reasonable and proportionate.”

Pai has vowed to continue his crusade against Comcast, which he has called a “disgrace” and “a threat to the internet” and a “fraud.”