Comcast Sets Up a Roadblock for Netflix Streaming Movies

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010  |  Updated 12:15 PM PDT
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Comcast Sets Up a Roadblock for Netflix Streaming Movies

Comcast is trying to make life hard for Netflix.

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Comcast has plenty of reasons to not like Netflix's popular streaming service.

Not only does it compete with Comcast's own video on demand services, but it does so using Comcast's internet services. But them charging an extra toll for delivering Netflix doesn't seem right.

Unfortunately, that's just what they're doing. Level 3 Communications, which helps deliver Netflix's streaming movies, has been hit with a new toll for delivering streaming video content. Essentially, this goes against the idea of net neutrality, allowing for an ISP like Comcast to favor its own content over that of another website or provider.

It's certainly a lousy precedent to set! Hopefully net neutrality will be come law soon to nip this sort of nastiness in the bud.

Via NY Times

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