While much of the attention of the net neutrality debates between Netflix and major carriers like Comcast and AT&T have focused on having enough last mile bandwidth to the home, the real problem actually resides in the Internet peering backbone points. Sam Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, examines this issue in her latest Editor's Corner. Read more
Cogent Communications CEO Dave Schaeffer has extended an olive branch of sorts to broadband service providers at loggerheads with the backbone provider over traffic costs.
Comcast and Netflix have agreed to a deal which will give the top online video provider a "more direct connection" to Comcast's broadband network.
DE-CIX North America, an emerging Internet exchange provider, continues to make progress in establishing a foothold in the U.S. market by expanding its Apollon technology platform to service 111 access points in Manhattan, New Jersey and Long Island.
Level 3 Communications and Comcast have come to terms over their much publicized interconnection dispute, but did not reveal the terms of their agreement.
Verizon Communications is fighting back against claims by bandwidth provider Cogent Communications that the telco is the reason for the poor video streaming quality that some of its Netflix customers are experiencing. Instead, Verizon says that Cogent is to blame for unbalanced peering.
France Telecom is the latest service provider to become engaged in a traffic peering scuffle with Google and its Internet backbone provider Cogent Communications.
Sprint and Cogent Communications have been engaged in a network peering dispute in recent weeks that late last week resulted in Sprint disconnecting its network from Cogent's network. That action