Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Feud Over Netflix Traffic Leads to Video Slowdown - WSJ.com

Not neutrality

"While the business disputes between Verizon and Netflix at the heart of the Internet aren't governed by those rules, which require equal treatment of traffic flowing along the "last mile" to customers, the ruling made clear carriers like Verizon face few limits on the terms they can seek at the negotiating table.
Netflix is already eyeing the coming federal review of Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable as an opportunity to push for new requirements on traffic-swapping deals, people familiar with the matter have said.
Regardless of which side gives in, "it's going to cost people money," said Sandvine's Mr. Bowman. "They're just waiting to see who blinks first.""
Feud Over Netflix Traffic Leads to Video Slowdown - WSJ.com
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