Comcast Demanding A Recurring Fee For Streaming Video?

This might just be a deal that is going on behind the scenes that won’t interest most consumers, but there are also many folks out there who would be interested to hear that Level 3 Communications, a networking company that delivers streaming video to Netflix users, claims that Comcast is demanding a recurring fee for the transmission of such videos to its subscribers. If such an issue were true, it doesn’t bode well for Netflix users, since increased operation costs would probably filter down to the end user. Apparently, after a few days of negotiating, Level 3 Communications paid the fee. Comcast has since come up with a statement, claiming that the fee has nothing to do with Netflix or video traffic in general, rather it’s related to the amount of traffic that Level 3 Communications is pushing off into Comcast’s network. Such a complaint would be understandable, considering the number of Netflix users out there, but whatever the real scenario is, hopefully this doesn’t turn into a negative for end users.

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