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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, 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.

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