News

FCC looking into slow Netflix streaming

FCC looking into slow Netflix streaming

NETFLIX:Critics claim the ISPs are deliberately slowing incoming traffic from Web sites who aren't willing to pay for a less congested portal to home users. Photo: Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — So, what is the problem with Netflix streaming these days? The Federal Communications Commission says it’s trying to get to the bottom of that.

Recently the delivery of Netflix video streams and other online content has been slowed — even as Netflix has been blaming the trouble on ISPs like Verizon and Comcast.

Critics claim the ISPs are deliberately slowing incoming traffic from Web sites who aren’t willing to pay for a less congested portal to home users.

For their part, the ISPs are claim Netflix should take on the cost of handling the heavy traffic caused by its 36 million U.S subscribers watching video over high-speed Internet connections.

A research firm, Sandvine, reports that during peak viewing hours, Netflix accounts for about one-third of the Internet traffic in the U.S.

Recent Headlines

15 hours ago in Local

State lawmakers look to broaden scope of organ donation

state leg

Lawmakers say organ donation in New York currently has one of the lowest participation rates in the country.

17 hours ago in Local

Cornell frat loses recognition after violating suspension

cornell seal

Officials say the Psi Upsilon fraternity violated its suspension by having a party on Slope Day, among other judicial problems.

17 hours ago in National

‘Flags in’ for Memorial Day weekend

flags16146721748085

The tradition marks the beginning of Memorial Day weekend activities around the nation.

17 hours ago in Local

INHS has found contractor for Hancock Street project

hancock

INHS hopes that construction can start in about a month.

18 hours ago in Local

Former Ithaca resident to serve 15 years for South Carolina shooting

Court5

Julius Rooks, 29, was found guilty in connection with 2009 shooting of convenience store clerk in South Carolina