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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: 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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  • (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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