Save your FREE seat for Streaming Media Connect this August. Register Now!

Time Warner Cable to Be Subject of First Net Neutrality Dispute

Article Featured Image

Net Neutrality rules have been active only since Friday, and one company is wasting no time filing a complaint. According to a report in The Washington Post, Commercial Network Services, a company based in San Diego, California, is alleging that Time Warner Cable is asking for a prohibitive amount of money to stream its video. CNS streams live video from webcams, including a large Fourth of July fireworks display.

If the public at large were deciding this, TWC would be in serious trouble. Cable operators are some of the least-liked businesses in the country, and many online forums today are filled with people salivating at the thought of TWC getting hit with a generous fine. However, the public at large doesn't understand peering agreements, and it's almost certain that CNS doesn't have a case.

CNS is asking for settlement-free peering from Time Warner Cable. As TWC explained to The Washington Post, it only creates such agreements with content partners that exchange "large amounts of traffic at multiple locations" with it around the country. TWC notes that its practices are in accordance with industry standards. "We are confident that the FCC will reject any complaint that is premised on the notion that every edge provider around the globe is entitled to enter into a settlement-free peering arrangement," the company said.

Streaming Covers
for qualified subscribers
Subscribe Now Current Issue Past Issues
Related Articles

AT&T's WarnerMedia to Launch OTT Video Service in Q4 2019

The upcoming service will combine programming from HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros, launching around the same time as Disney's OTT service.

Time Announces Sports Illustrated OTT Service to Launch This Fall

At the CNN NewFront, Casey Neistat revealed that his video-focused news channel will debut on YouTube and Facebook this summer.

How Time, Inc. Uses Data to Deliver Better Content, Stronger ROI

An old media company is learning new tricks as Time overhauls its editorial and advertising operations through the use of granular data on video viewing.

Ugly Net Neutrality Debate Full of Illogical Ideas and Assumptions

Net neutrality is a an incredibly complex set of problems that politicians and pundits oversimplify

Netflix Blog Post Muddies the Waters on Net Neutrality

Reed Hastings says he wants stronger rules and will fight for the internet, but really he's only fighting for his own business interests. Where's the detailed alternative?

Time Warner Prioritizes Linear Over On-Demand, Pushes Envelope

Providing linear TV Everywhere access and supporting DLNA are central to Time Warner Cable's strategy.

Will Wireless Spectrum Expansion be a Byproduct of the Net Neutrality Debate?

Last week's Net Neutrality war of words may provide the FCC a bit of bargaining power as carriers like AT&T and Verizon Wireless look to increase mobile reach into rural areas.
Tues., Oct. 27, by Tim Siglin

Commentary: Net Neutrality – An Update, a Misnomer, and (Possibly) a Better Way

It’s time we clarify the terms of the debate and separate “network neutrality” from “internet neutrality” and work towards a solution that preserves the open internet while stimulating the growth of next-generation technology, including HD streaming video.
Tues., Aug. 8, by Geoff Daily