Should it become law as predicted, the FCC would have the right to regulate the behavior of ISPs like Comcast, which have signed controversial deals with streaming media companies like Netflix to give these services better throughput at the point … Continue reading
Netflix and traffic management services like Level 3, however, claimed that the ISPs has deliberately degraded their traffic by refusing to carry out low-cost upgrades to key internet ports. Calling the tactic a form of extortion, the content companies have also … Continue reading
FCC could require incumbent cable and telephone companies to make the terms of their interconnection deals public. via The FCC is investigating Comcast's treatment of Netflix – Vox.
FCC Begins Investigating Comcast And Verizon Making Netflix Pay To Avoid Congestion | Techdirt.
The problem is, most Internet consumers don’t understand this. If they see a spinning wheel or a frozen hourglass on their screen, they’re more likely to blame Netflix or HBO Go or Amazon Prime, rather than their ISP. via The … Continue reading
Wall Street Journal said Comcast and Apple were in talks about teaming up for a new TV product that stores programming in the cloud and would replace clunky cable boxes in people’s homes. via Netflix shares fall on Comcast-Apple report … Continue reading
Netflix used to route its traffic through middlemen to broadband providers. But in recent months, traffic jams developed on some of its existing connections such as Cogent Communications, which was a primary route for the streaming provider into Comcast. via … Continue reading
“.. let’s say this is a good deal for Netflix. “What about the other Internet video providers out there? Are they going to get a similar deal?” via What the Comcast-Netflix deal means to net neutrality – SFGate.
Until recently, if peering ports became congested with downstream traffic, it was common practice for an ISP to temporarily open up new ports to maintain the flow of data. This was not a business arrangement; just something that had been … Continue reading
The connection Netflix is getting is known as “paid peering,” which allows Netflix’s network to connect directly to Comcast’s network. Prior to the deal, Netflix used intermediaries to access Comcast’s network. via Netflix Comcast: Net Neutrality Following Netflix-Comcast deal? | … Continue reading