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posted by mattie_p on Friday February 21 2014, @12:01AM   Printer-friendly
from the stop-clogging-the-pipes dept.

dave562 writes: "There was an interesting article posted on Zero Hedge lately on the throttling of Netflix.

'For years, the Netflix streaming business has been growing like a parasite, happy to piggyback on established broadband infrastructures, where the broadband companies themselves have becomes competitors to Netflix for both distribution and content. Until now. Emboldened by the recent Net Neutrality ruling, which has put bandwidth hogs like Netflix which at last check was responsible for over 30% of all downstream US internet traffic, broadband providers are finally making their move, and in a preliminary salvo whose ultimate compromise will be NFLX paying lots of money, have started to throttle Netflix traffic. The WSJ reports (Paywall) that the war between the broadband-ers and the video streaming company has finally emerged from the "cold" phase and is fully hot.'"

 
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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Spinlock on Friday February 21 2014, @12:13AM

    by Spinlock (1021) on Friday February 21 2014, @12:13AM (#3897)

    This should not be front page Soylent News.

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by dereismdave on Friday February 21 2014, @12:20AM

    by dereismdave (897) on Friday February 21 2014, @12:20AM (#3899)

    After 9 hours with no new stories... I'll take any article!

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    "If you aren't gonna say exactly how and what you feel, you might as well not say anything at all." - Johnny Cash
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @10:21AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @10:21AM (#4202)
      To complete the Soylent metaphor, instead of jonesing, you're thorning?
    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by joshuajon on Friday February 21 2014, @02:11PM

      by joshuajon (807) on Friday February 21 2014, @02:11PM (#4300)
      You could, y'know, submit [soylentnews.org] one...
      • (Score: 2, Funny) by dereismdave on Friday February 21 2014, @03:03PM

        by dereismdave (897) on Friday February 21 2014, @03:03PM (#4344)

        Thank you for your wonderful response. I will submit a story titled "Identifying Sarcasm in a Forum Post" ASAP /sarcasm

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @12:22AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @12:22AM (#3901)

    Agree. Not because of the subject matter, I think Netflix throttling is worthy of discussion, but most of us can't read a pay-walled article!

    • (Score: 2) by mattie_p on Friday February 21 2014, @12:54AM

      by mattie_p (13) on Friday February 21 2014, @12:54AM (#3928) Journal

      I just fixed that, read above for my explanation about that. Thanks for reading!

  • (Score: 2) by mattie_p on Friday February 21 2014, @01:03AM

    by mattie_p (13) on Friday February 21 2014, @01:03AM (#3936) Journal

    I'm sorry you feel that way. I already feel badly for omitting the original article [zerohedge.com], which I have now rectified. May I ask why you don't think this story should be here, in its corrected form? Thanks for reading! ~mattie_p

    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Spinlock on Friday February 21 2014, @02:41AM

      by Spinlock (1021) on Friday February 21 2014, @02:41AM (#4010)

      It shows a clear bias. This is where editors are required.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Fluffeh on Friday February 21 2014, @01:51AM

    by Fluffeh (954) Subscriber Badge on Friday February 21 2014, @01:51AM (#3969) Journal

    Not saying you don't have a right to an opinion, but this is EXACTLY the sort of story that I want on the front page of the site. It is mixing technology and yro in a single story. As a nerd, Net Neutrality and ISPs doing "dodgey shit" is exactly the sort of thing I don't want swept under the carpet.