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Netflix slams data caps in a letter to the FCC

Netflix says that internet data caps are an 'unnecessary constraint on advanced telecommunications capability'
By: Anthony Garreffa | Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Sep 13, 2016 10:26 am

We all hate data caps, and it seems Netflix isn't a fan of breathing internet under water, through a straw, either.

 

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The streaming giant wrote a very strongly worded letter to the FCC, saying: "Data caps on fixed ­line networks do not appear to serve a legitimate purpose: they are an ineffective network management tool. Data caps on fixed line networks do not serve a traffic management function... the Commission should recognize that data caps and UBP on fixed line networks are an unnecessary constraint on advanced telecommunications capability".

 

There are some ISPs with 1TB data caps, which are okay for now, but what about constant 4K video streaming through Netflix and YouTube? Netflix notes this in their letter as well, adding: "A data cap or allotment of 300 GB of data per month or higher is required just to meet the Internet television needs of an average American. An above average television watcher, a multi-occupant household, or a consumer wishing to watch in 4K requires a much higher cap".

NEWS SOURCES:Bgr.com

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