America's biggest streaming-video service is engaged in a war of words with the country's largest internet service providers. At stake is the nature of net neutrality and a power struggle over who should pay for improving service to customers, as booming data usage creates "congestion" on the internet highways.
A new hybrid proposal would apply utility like price controls to interconnect fees but allow ISPs to sell fast lanes under certain conditions.
As streaming video services become more and more mainstream, business dispute between the companies that carry our bits is slowing data flows to a crawl.
Just like Netflix, Apple wants to use its own content-delivery network, and is paying ISPs for the privilege
The back and forth over internet congestion continues
On today's internet, the shortest route is sadly not always the best
The war of words has come to focus on a specific case in Los Angeles
Tech titans want the feds to weigh in on the growing dispute over interconnection fees
The streaming video company is unique in its traffic demands
Verizon speeds dip, even after controversial deal
The battle lines are being drawn as the FCC debates its open internet rules
The streaming service cuts deals while net neutrality hangs in the balance
The government says it won't seek to regulate the infrastructure that moves data across the internet
By agreeing to pay Comcast, Reed Hastings set a painful precedent
As the FCC prepares to issue a new framework on net neutrality, the war of words is heating up
Has Netflix–Comcast deal set a precedent that it will have to pay for carriage on all broadband pipes?