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FCC Commissioner asks Netflix to answer ISP fast lane allegations

12/03, 12:30am

Pai questions development of Open Connect, believes cache devices could lock others out

A commissioner from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is asking Netflix to answer allegations that it is touting net neutrality in one hand, while constructing Internet "fast lanes" with another, by December 16. Commissioner Ajit Pai issued a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, asking that the company reply to allegations that its development of Open Connect and decision to forego membership in the Streaming Video Alliance is actually helping tip the scales in its favor.

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Netflix to take reins on its own content delivery

06/04, 11:00pm

Open Connect will save Netflix money on streaming

Netflix announced today that the company will be delivering its Instant Streaming content through its own content delivery network. In a blog post on the Netflix Blog, the company detailed the new service and the reasons behind the decision to move away from commercial providers. Dubbed "Open Connect," the new single-purpose content delivery network is expected to save the streaming company a great deal of money over its current delivery options.

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