Did Netflix make a mistake by agreeing to pay Comcast to carry its content?
catamount 7 weeks ago
It seems to me that it would have made sense for Netflix to wait a while for the FCC to rewrite net neutrality rules now that the existing rules have been invalidated. Instead, Netflix apparently agreed to pay Comcast to deliver their content. I thought that’s what I paid my ISP for already. Doesn’t this set a poor precedent and pretty much guarantee that Netflix is going to either have to pay every ISP or have its content “slow walked” to customers. Plus, it isn’t as if Netflix is just going to pay it and be nice, they are probably going to have to charge more, which means I pay three times to see content - once for my Netflix membership, once for ISPs charges to Netflix, and once when I pay my monthly service charge.
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