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FCC Looking Into Netflix’s Complaint Against Comcast Caps

Steven
  • On April 16, 2012
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Netflix CEO’s Comcast Complaints Draw in FCC – Wall Street Journal

Comcast’s logic for its policy reflects how the Xfinity video gets to consumer homes. It travels over what the FCC calls a “specialized service,” which means it moves via Internet protocol from a server owned by Comcast over its cable network and into your home. In other words, it is traveling over a private, managed network. Comcast’s cable TV service also travels over a managed network, but in a different, compressed video format. But Netflix movies or Hulu TV shows are traveling over the public Internet.

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The FCC said late Monday it “takes seriously any allegations of violations of our open Internet rules.”

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