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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 zim on Friday February 21 2014, @05:00AM

    by zim (1251) on Friday February 21 2014, @05:00AM (#4085)
    Read? Article?

    Oh come on. We're a slashdot replacement. This is no place for actually reading the articles..

    Skim the summary and come into the comments to read and make outrageous arguments! It's the soylent way!
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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by JeanCroix on Friday February 21 2014, @02:31PM

    by JeanCroix (573) on Friday February 21 2014, @02:31PM (#4315)
    Maybe in order to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, Soylent should actually break from the /. model and expect commenters to RTFA. It's like going back in a time machine to prevent a chain of events - that could be the one which prevents from showing up in front of mattie_p's house in two years with a dump truck full of cash...