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Windows 7: Netflix Agrees to Pay Comcast to End Traffic Jam

23 Feb 2014   #1
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Netflix Agrees to Pay Comcast to End Traffic Jam

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Netflix Inc. has agreed to pay Comcast Corp. to ensure Netflix movies and TV shows stream smoothly to Comcast customers, a landmark agreement that could set a precedent for Netflix's dealings with other broadband providers, people familiar with the situation said.
Read more at:
Netflix to Pay Comcast to End Traffic Jam - MarketWatch
Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access - Slashdot

Call me Mr. Tinfoil, but the demise of the internet might be just around the corner.


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23 Feb 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I suppose it just verifies internet speed throttling by isp's
Netflix is just falling for the game,
Movie files are very large doesn't really go well when you might have a bare minimum internet plan,
Cheers.
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23 Feb 2014   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Comcast was NOT slowing the traffic for Netflix. The connection from Netflix data center to Comcast ran through another vendor and that link was getting overloaded. This deal bypasses the other vendor and hooks Comcast directly to the Netflix data centers.

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In exchange for payment, Netflix will get direct access to Comcast's broadband network,
Netflix was using Internet middlemen Cogent Communications CCOI -0.10% as a "primary" route into Comcast, a person familiar with the matter has said. That connection was starting to become overwhelmed with Netflix traffic, congesting traffic and leading to slower Netflix streams for Comcast Internet users, people familiar with the matter said.
So this crap about net neutrality and slowing traffic is pure BS.

Jim
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