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Bouygues Telecom to make Netflix available to subscribers

France-based Bouygues Telecom has signed a deal to make Netflix available on its set-top boxes and to mobile devices beginning in November. The announcement coincided with Netflix's launch into the country, one that the industry is watching closely as the online video provider expands further into a wary European market. FierceWireless:Europe has all the details here.

Netflix peering dispute with Verizon, Comcast intentional, pundit says

Subscription video on demand provider Netflix may have intentionally caused slowdowns of its own video stream during its well-publicized disputes with Verizon and Comcast, the director of a conservative technology organization said.

FCC flooded with over 3M comments about net neutrality rules

The FCC said that it received 3 million comments about the proposed net neutrality rules as it approached yesterday's deadline for comments.

Bouygues Telecom to launch Netflix streaming video service in November

Bouygues Telecom is the latest European operator to sign a deal offering customers direct access to Netflix, as the U.S. video streaming company continues its expansion in the region.

Verizon, AT&T improve ranking on Netflix's broadband speed index

Verizon has enhanced its profile on Netflix's speed chart, rising two spots on the video provider's August Speed Index, to 2.41 Mbps, reports  FierceOnlineVideo. However, AT&T, which signed an interconnection agreement with Netflix in May, saw the largest gain.

Netflix, Mozilla, others protest FCC net neutrality proposal with Internet Slowdown Day

Netflix, Mozilla and a group of consumer advocates are showing their frustration over the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, which could include the creation of Internet fast lanes, by holding Internet Slowdown Day.

Feud over? Verizon FiOS climbs Netflix speed chart

Now that interconnection agreements with the four top U.S. Internet service providers are in place and with no new spats grabbing the public's attention, Netflix and Verizon may have entered a period of détente. Average streaming speeds for subscribers on the FiOS network rose two places on the SVOD provider's August Speed Index, to 2.41 Mbps.

Netflix trialing short-form content for its mobile apps

Watching movies and hour-long TV shows on a smartphone can be more of a chore than an enjoyable experience, and it appears that Netflix is taking notice. According to GigaOm, the SVOD provider is testing short clips on its mobile apps that run about two to five minutes. Current clips include key scenes from TV shows and movies or bits from stand-up comedy specials.

Netflix supports municipal broadband providers' moves to lift state restrictions

Netflix has grand ambitions to expand its 4K/UHD content library and sees municipal providers that are deploying their own fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks as a key enabler. 

Netflix sides with muni broadband in quest to upend state laws

As Netflix prepares to increase the content it's delivering in 4K/UHD, a bandwidth-hungry video format, the SVOD provider promoted, in comments to the FCC, municipal broadband providers' ability to quickly bring U.S. residents up to the Internet capacity necessary to view Ultra HD.