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Netflix CEO Talks Net Neutrality And Why It’s Paying Comcast

Netflix CEO Talks Net Neutrality And Why It’s Paying Comcast

By Chris Crum March 21, 2014

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wrote a rare post on the company blog to address concerns regarding net neutrality and its recently announced deal with Comcast. He writes: The essence of net neutrality is that ISPs such as AT&T and Comcast …

Here's Netflix's Latest Rankings For Best ISPs Here's Netflix's Latest Rankings For Best ISPs

Netflix has added the data for September to its ISP Speed Index, which looks at the ISPs providing their customers with the best Netflix streaming experiences. As usual, Google Fiber leads the pack. In fact, there aren’t many changes for …

What Would Life Without Net Neutrality Be Like? What Would Life Without Net Neutrality Be Like?

Even though the network that gives life to the Internet is considered an interstate communications service, and therefore is under the regulatory watch of the FCC, companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Time Warner are trying their hardest to have these …

Netflix Now Putting Out Regional ISP Speed Index Netflix Now Putting Out Regional ISP Speed Index

Over the weekend, Netflix put out its first Regional ISP Speed Index Snapshot looking at the greater Boston area. We’ll be seeing more of these regional reports to come. The most significant finding from this particular index is that no …

Google Fiber Is Creating More Competition Google Fiber Is Creating More Competition
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Consumers must really hate Comcast. Back in May, the cable company was rated the worst ISP in the nation with a score of 62 out of 100. Its reputation probably won’t improve nationwide, but at least it’s now making an …

Google Fiber Still Best For Netflix Speed Google Fiber Still Best For Netflix Speed

Netflix has released new data for its ISP Speed Index, which tracks the speed of service providers in the U.S. on a monthly basis. Here’s the July rankings: The index is based on data from over 36 million Netflix members, …

Another Rural ISP Offers Gigabit Internet Another Rural ISP Offers Gigabit Internet
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Vermont Telecom made headlines in late April when it announced it would bring Google Fiber-like Internet speeds to its customers for only $35 a month. Now another rural ISP has started to offer gigabit Internet, but at a more expensive …

American Consumers Really Hate Their ISP American Consumers Really Hate Their ISP
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Internet service providers are pretty awful. It seems that most Americans agree if a recent survey is to be believed. The American Customer Satisfaction Index has released its report for 2013. This year is particularly interesting as ISPs have been …

Local Internet & Cable Provider Is Brutally Honest Local Internet & Cable Provider Is Brutally Honest
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You’ve seen this ad before. A harmless-looking guy asks you if you want fast, reliable internet and a choice of all the best HD cable channels – all at a reasonable price. Well, sure, golly, gosh – of course I …

Netflix Launches New ISP Speed Index Site Netflix Launches New ISP Speed Index Site
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Today, Netflix unveiled their new ISP Speed Index website, which lets users browse the average performance of multiple ISPs across many of the countries in which Netflix in available. You can compare the ISP performance lists at ispspeedindex.netflix.com. As of …

Will "Six Strikes" Hurt Consumers? Will "Six Strikes" Hurt Consumers?
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Piracy is a problem that needs to be dealt with. I don’t think anybody is going to refute that. Where people are divided is how we actually deal with this problem. After years of reputation destroying legal battles against dead …

This Is What A Copyright Alert Looks Like This Is What A Copyright Alert Looks Like
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The “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System is being implemented across major ISPs this week. Those who regularly download music or movies illegally via BitTorrent might just start seeing these alerts pop up in your email inbox. Of course, the concerned …

Netflix Launches Super HD And 3D Streaming Netflix Launches Super HD And 3D Streaming

Netflix announced the launch of Super HD and 3D streaming options today, with availability only through ISPs who are partners with Netflix’s Open Connect content delivery network, launched last year. Among these partners are Cablevision, Virgin Media, British Telecom, Telmex, …

Google Fiber Is the Best ISP for Streaming Netflix Google Fiber Is the Best ISP for Streaming Netflix

Netflix is releasing new ISP rankings based on how well they stream Netflix, and it should surprise nobody that Google Fiber is the winner. Taking into account Netflix streams in November across multiple devices, Google Fiber bests the second-place ISP, …

CCI Six Strikes Alert System Delayed Again CCI Six Strikes Alert System Delayed Again

Well, this was unexpected. After CCI had been working since late 2011 to get its ambitious anti-piracy alert system off the ground, it looked like the program was finally going to launch this year. Things rarely ever work out as …

AT&T Starts Up Six-Strikes Program In November AT&T Starts Up Six-Strikes Program In November
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You may recall a certain plan being put into place by the Center for Copyright Information and leading ISPs around the nation. It would use a six-strike program to levy harsher penalties on repeat copyright infringers. Beyond that, we didn’t …

ISPs Implementing Six-Strike System Later This Year ISPs Implementing Six-Strike System Later This Year
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You may recall an effort on the part of the Center for Copyright Information to start a six-strike warning system for repeat copyright infringers. The plan called for tracking of Internet users and calling them out when they were found …