Netflix Complains to FCC About Potential Net Neutrality Loophole

Ars Technica reports that Netflix representatives visited the FCC to complain about a potential loophole in the FCC that could enable a broadband provider to charge more for Internet video or even degrade Netflix streaming:

"The fact that network operators control the delivery pipes and generate significant revenue from content that travels over those pipes provides both the means and motive for discriminating against new ventures that might threaten revenue sources of the network operators," Netflix warns. The filing worriedly mentions Comcast and Time Warner Cable's TV Everywhere ventures, in which cable subscribers will have access to content over the web, and the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal.
Netflix is concerned about how the FCC interprets the managed services category, which could enable the discrimination.
Thanks to Josh for sending this in.


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