Netflix Given Direct Access To Comcast

By |


netflix_logo_only_231@2x.pngNetflix performance should improve soon for Comcast subscribers. Netflix will now deliver its content directly via Comcast's broadband network, and not through third party providers, which should speed up the service considerably. 

From Reuters

Comcast Corp customers are about to get improved streaming service from Netflix after the two companies announced on Sunday an agreement to give Netflix a direct connection to the broadband provider.

This agreement means that Netflix will deliver its movies and TV programs to Comcast's broadband network as opposed through third party providers, giving viewers faster streaming speeds for watching movies and TV programs.

The deal could also mean that other broadband providers like Verizon and AT&T will have to strike a similar arrangements, known in the industry as interconnect agreements.

The companies said in a joint statement that they have been "working collaboratively over many months" to strike a multi-year agreement. The terms were not disclosed and Netflix will not receive preferential network treatment, the companies said.

With more than 44 million subscribers throughout the world, Netflix has been making an effort to connect directly with broadband Internet providers. It has struck similar deals with Cablevision and Cox.

The announcement comes as Comcast prepares to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, a deal that will draw the scrutiny of U.S. antitrust enforcers.

The combined company would have a near 30 percent share of the U.S. pay television market, as well as be the major provider of broadband Internet access.

At the same time, Federal regulators are wrestling with an issue known as "Net neutrality" concerning broadband providers and whether they can slow down traffic to some particular websites or applications, potentially forcing content providers to pay for faster Web service.

The Federal Communications Commission said last week it plans to rewrite the rules after a U.S. court struck down the commission's previous version.

Additional Resources

  • For more info on Netflix check out HomeTheateReview.com
  • Read about the Comcast/Time Warner merger here at HomeTheaterReview.com

  • Comment on this article

Post a Comment
comments powered by Disqus

Latest News

Nov 28
GoldenEar Triton One.R Now Shipping We get a lot of emails and PMs here at HomeTheaterReview from readers who want us to help them pick...
GoldenEar Triton One.R Now Shipping

Nov 23
SVS Announces Black Friday Deals on NSD Series Subwoofers Priced at $399 and $499 each, these subwoofers are available in limited quantities, and when they're gone they're gone.
SVS Announces Black Friday Deals on NSD Series Subwoofers

Nov 21
Sound United Announces Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals With sales prices of up to $300 off of select products, Sound United is dropping some serious deals for this holiday buying frenzy week.
Sound United Announces Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

Nov 16
McIntosh Introduces New XRT1.1K Loudspeaker Smaller and more affordable than the XRT2.1K, the new speaker still packs a massive punch.
McIntosh Introduces New XRT1.1K Loudspeaker

Nov 15
SVS Introduces 3000 Series Subs Is SVS' 4000 Series too much sub for your room, but the 2000 Series isn't quite enough? SVS has you covered with two new subs.
SVS Introduces 3000 Series Subs