Comcast Starts Online Video `Toll Booth,' Netflix Supplier Says

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Comcast Starts Online Video `Toll Booth,' Netflix Supplier Says

Comcast Corp. has begun imposing a fee on Internet middleman Level 3 Communications Inc., one of the companies that Netflix Inc. has hired to deliver movies and TV shows to Web customers.
Comcast, the largest U.S. cable TV company, has set up an Internet “toll booth,” charging Level 3 whenever customers request content, the Broomfield, Colorado-based company said in a statement yesterday.
Level 3 plans to complain to U.S. regulators who may enact so-called net-neutrality rules next month. The Federal Communications Commission is seeking to bar phone and cable providers from interfering with legal traffic on their networks.
From Bloomberg.com:
Comcast Starts Online Video `Toll Booth,' Netflix Supplier Says - Bloomberg
 
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n2rj

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And comcast will promptly sue to have net neutrality rules shot down, as they have in the past.

Comcast is quickly becoming the new ma bell.
 

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Netflix video delivery partner battles Comcast over fees

Netflix video delivery partner battles Comcast over fees | MyCE – My Consumer Electronics

From the article:

"Over the past couple of weeks a battle has been brewing between Netflix content provider Level 3 Communications and Comcast surrounding negotiations over Level 3’s content delivery network (CDN) for Netflix." ...

... "According to Comcast, Level 3 recently asked for 30 additional connection ports to be set up to facilitate the increase in traffic that will result from the Netflix deal. And here’s where things start to get ugly…" ...
 

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