Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Find: internet feudalism begins

Seems it's already true that ISPs give you slower access to some content. 


Comcast gets paid by Netflix and might still want money from Cogent
// Ars Technica

Comcast's success in extracting payments from Netflix won't end its dispute with Cogent, a network operator that distributes Netflix video and other traffic, Cogent's CEO said.

Cogent operates one of several networks that Netflix uses to distribute video across the Internet. With Netflix now paying Comcast for a direct connection to that ISP's network, Cogent's role in passing traffic from Netflix to Comcast will be reduced or potentially eliminated.

But just because Netflix traffic will now flow directly from Netflix to Comcast doesn't mean that Comcast will drop its demand for payment from Cogent.

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