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Comcast customers’ Netflix streaming woes might be over… for now

22
Feb
2014

The quality of Netflix streaming has tanked over the past several months at several ISPs because Netflix and the ISPs have been wrangling over who should pick up the tab for all the added traffic being generated by Netflix’s HD video streaming service. ISPs such as Verizon and Comcast have been asking Netflix and bandwidth providers such as Cogent Communications to pay additional fees that will help them deal with added traffic loads. Netflix, meanwhile, has asked ISPs to peer directly with its new video content delivery network as an alternative to charging additional fees. GigaOM reports that it looks like Netflix and Comcast have come to some kind of peering arrangement because Netflix traffic seems to be flowing more smoothly

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