Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Netflix: First we take Comcast, then we take AT&T and Verizon; How Much it Costs?

After making peace with Comcast (see "Comcast and Netflix - BFF ("no preferential network treatment")" - here) Netflix is now said to be in discussions with AT&T and Verizon. 

Who cares about Net Neutrality now?

Jeff Baumgartner reports to MultiChannel that "Add AT&T to the list of major U.S. broadband service providers that’s in interconnection talks with Netflix.We’re in discussions with Netflix to establish a more direct connection between our networks, similar to agreements we have with others, so that AT&T broadband customers who use Netflix can enjoy an even better video experience,” AT&T said in a statement issued Monday.

According to VarietyWedbesh Securities estimates that Netflix is paying Comcast between $25 million and $50 million, versus the $400 Comcast had been seeking, but predicted that payments to ISPs will grow in the coming years.

Also on Monday, Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam [pictured] told CNBC that the telco has been holding similar talks with Netflix for over a year, adding that “I would expect that we would” sign a deal with Netflix.
See "AT&T, Netflix In Interconnection Talks" - here

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