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AT&T Plans To Launch Internet Video Service 43

Posted by Unknown Lamer
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An anonymous reader writes "AT&T officially announced on Tuesday their intention to launch a Netflix-like service in collaboration with an investment group run by a former Fox president. AT&T is following in the footsteps of Verizon, which partnered with Redbox in 2012 to offer the same type of service, and like Verizon, is also still negotiating with Netflix on payments to not throttle Netflix traffic."
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AT&T Plans To Launch Internet Video Service

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  • by Karmashock (2415832) on Wednesday April 23, 2014 @10:58AM (#46824275)

    What they should have done is informed their users that their ISP is slowing the traffic that they paid for down intentionally in violation of if not the letter of their contracts then at the very least the common understanding and spirit of the contract.

    And if the courts didn't find that behavior to be fraud then the bad marketing and political fallout would do the real work.

    By paying, netflix took all the heat off the ISPs and allowed them to get away with it.

    Netflix... making bad decisions yet again.

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