Netflix’s Reed Hastings calls out weak net neutrality rules, ‘reluctantly’ pays ISP tolls

Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix has finally chimed in with his own statement about net neutrality and the deal his company struck with Comcast.

As written in a blog post, the traditional standards recently overturned by a Verizon lawsuit are “important…but insufficient.” As we noted when the deal happened, a peering agreement like the one Comcast and Netflix now have is not covered by existing network neutrality rules, but Hastings argues that in order for strong net neutrality to exist, it should be added.

While he says that in the short term Netflix is playing ball with ISPs like Comcast to improve the experience for its customers, he hopes that those same companies will support “strong” net neutrality that lets Netflix connect to their networks with no fees (Open Connect).

Source: Netflix Blog


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