Friday, 21 February 2014

Netflix and Comcast may have forged a truce for faster streaming speeds

Netflix and Comcast may have forged a truce for faster streaming speeds
Feb 21st 2014, 22:30, by Russell Brandom


With net neutrality in flux, disputes over the path of web traffic have taken on an unexpectedly high profile — but at least one high-profile fight may be coming to an end. GigaOm has discoveredevidence of a new peering arrangement between Comcast and Netflix, allowing for a more direct route through the network that would result in faster speeds. According to this test by App.net co-founder Bryan Berg, Comcast is now serving Netflix traffic through direct connections, suggesting a fundamental change in the peering connections between the two networks.
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