War for the Web
09 03.11

The Telecom Netflix wars

So, Netflix has introduced a service that uses cable companies infrastructure to compete with cable company offerings. Kind of an interesting concept really. Apparently, as much as 20% of all peak internet traffic is netflix streaming movies into people’s homes over the web. That’s a huge amount, and the cable companies are worried that these offerings, if given the content that they are trying to acquire, will displace their offerings at primetime. The whole debate is confounded by the idea that Netflix has the audacity to make these offerings over the networks that these telecoms have built and invested capital in. It’s just another stop on the way to walled gardens on the web.

Reposted from the Washington Post.

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