Netflix strikes deal with Comcast to improve speed and quality of its service

Deal may be the first of many following D.C. district court ruling in January

It hasn’t been a good year for net neutrality. Following a D.C district court decision that severely weakened the traffic equity provisions of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) law, Internet providers gained the ability to charge more for services and programs that consume more bandwidth. Following that ruling, the harbinger of deals to come was struck on Feb. 23, with video provider and noted bandwidth hog Netflix signing a deal with Internet service provider Comcast to improve the speed its service receives.

According to the press release, the deal has been in the works for many months, and while the press release associated with it was short on details and financials, it does say that the deal will be multi-year and will not give Netflix preferential treatment over any other information on its infrastructure.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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