Comcast won't be at Stanford hearing

The AP is reporting that Comcast won't be attending the FCC hearing at Stanford tomorrow, despite the FCC's interest in learning more about its cooperation with Pando Networks on improving P2P performance on its network.After the Pando collaboration was announced on Tuesday, the FCC invited Comcast Chief Technical Officer Tony Werner to testify Thursday.

The AP is reporting that Comcast won't be attending the FCC hearing at Stanford tomorrow, despite the FCC's interest in learning more about its cooperation with Pando Networks on improving P2P performance on its network.

After the Pando collaboration was announced on Tuesday, the FCC invited Comcast Chief Technical Officer Tony Werner to testify Thursday.

"We look forward to more fully understanding the goals, scope and time frame of this industry effort," FCC spokesman Robert Kenny said.

Comcast officials said Werner wouldn't testify because he doesn't have enough time to prepare and that he recently suffered a death in the family.