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Netflix Signs Fourth Peering Deal with Time Warner Cable

Netflix has signed another paid interconnection agreement, this time with Time Warner Cable. This is the fourth such agreement signed by the video-streaming service, which previously announced similar arrangements with Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. The paid connections are expected to result in faster speeds for Time Warner Cable customers across all of the company’s markets. [...]

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Netflix Signs Interconnection Agreement with AT&T

Netflix has signed another interconnection agreement, this time with AT&T. The story was first reported by Mashable, with a statement from AT&T revealing that the agreement was actually reached in May, though connections are only just now being turned up. For AT&T customers, the deal should mean faster streaming when watching videos on Netflix. This [...]

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Google Launches YouTube Video Quality Report for ISPs

Google is following in the steps of Netflix by ranking Internet service providers on whether they can deliver high-quality video-streaming for YouTube. The company has put together a Video Quality Report website which lets users see the ranking of ISPs in their area. The site also provides some information on how video-streaming gets to a [...]

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FCC Considering New Broadband Definition

Broadband might soon be getting a new definition, according to a report from The Washington Post. The Federal Communications Commission is reportedly considering whether to change the definition of broadband from 4 Mbps to 10Mbps or possibly even 25 Mbps. The agency will also apparently change the minimum upload speed from 1 Mbps to a [...]

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Netflix Continues to Dominate Internet Traffic

Netflix continues to make up the majority of Internet traffic in North America. The latest Global Internet Phenomena report from Sandvine puts the video streaming service at 34.21% of peak downstream traffic. YouTube takes second place on the chart with a 13.19% share, while Hulu languishes in tenth place with a 1.74% share. Sandvine releases [...]

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Netflix Raises Price by $1 for New Customers

Netflix is bumping up the price of its streaming service by $1 for new members, but existing subscribers will continue paying the lower price for another two years. The UK and Europe are seeing increases of £1 and €1 respectively, with other regions also possibly seeing price changes. That puts the price for the streaming [...]

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Level 3 Accuses Six ISPs of Not Updating Networks to Ease Congestion

Level 3 has called out six broadband providers for failing to upgrade their networks and causing congestion. Though the accused providers remain nameless, Level 3 did say that five of them were located in the United States, with the remaining offender in Europe. The companies were also said to “rank dead last in customer satisfaction [...]

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Netflix Signs Another Peering Deal with Verizon

Netflix made a huge fuss about signing an interconnection deal with Comcast, but that hasn’t stopped the video streaming service from making a similar agreement with Verizon Communications. Though terms of the deal have not been disclosed, the companies have confirmed that Netflix will pay for direct access to Verizon’s broadband network. As with the [...]

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Netflix Opposes Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix has taken a stand against the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, claiming that the deal would reduce competition and give the combined provider more power to charge businesses fees for connections. It’s no surprise that Netflix is opposing the merger, since it has already complained about having to pay Comcast a toll [...]

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Netflix Speeds Increase by 65% Following Comcast Deal

Netflix has reported faster speeds as a result of its recent peering deal with Comcast. The video streaming service has released its ISP Speed Index for March and the numbers show that Comcast speeds have increased by 65% from January to March. The average speed on Comcast’s network is now 2.5Mbps, up from 1.51Mbps at [...]

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