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Tom Wheeler: FCC will not investigate Netflix for throttling its own video streams

Tom Wheeler: FCC will not investigate Netflix for throttling its own video strea

At an open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday’s the agency’s Chairman Tom Wheeler said that streaming giant Netflix’s practice of throttling its own video streams is not a Net Neutrality issue; and, hence, it will not be investigated the FCC.

According to Wheeler, the years-long controversial practice by Netflix to slow down video streams to customers on some wireless networks is an issue which falls outside of regulatory jurisdiction.

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Netflix investors give stock split approval Tuesday

Netflix investors give stock split approval Tuesday

A proposal to increase authorized shares of capital stock from 170 million to 5 billion was approved by the company's investors in an annual meeting on Tuesday in Los Gatos.

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Netflix surpasses 50 million subscribers

Netflix surpasses 50 million subscribers

Netflix has surpassed 50 million subscribers and the company has reported impressive growth in second quarter earnings. The earnings have more than doubled as new episodes from one of its hit series enabled the internet video service exceeds 50M mark for the first time. The gains are more than what Netflix's management had predicted. It includes an extra 5, 70,000 U.S. subscribers.

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler looking into the Netflix-ISP brawl

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler looking into the Netflix-ISP brawl

With Netflix and Verizon passing blame back and forth for the poor streaming quality of videos, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has said in a June 13 statement that he is looking into the scuffle between Netflix and Internet service providers (ISPs).

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Netflix hits back at Verizon in bandwidth fight

Netflix hits back at Verizon in bandwidth fight

Online publication Quartz has revealed that streaming media firm Netflix has not backed down in the bandwidth fight with Verizon even after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the wireless carrier to stop blaming Internet service providers (ISPs) for poor quality of videos.

Verizon had said in its letter that Netflix was misleading consumers by posting direct 'error' messages on their screens saying that the Verizon network was 'crowded;' thereby putting the blame for low-quality video streams on Verizon and other ISPs.

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Verizon asks Netflix to stop blaming ISPs for poor video quality

Verizon asks Netflix to stop blaming ISPs for poor video quality

In a 'cease and desist' letter sent recently to Netflix, bigwig Internet service provider (ISP) Verizon has told the popular streaming service to stop blaming Verizon for bad video quality and playback issues, or face legal action.

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Sandvine report: Netflix's share of peak Internet traffic increases

Sandvine report: Netflix's share of peak Internet traffic increases

According to a new report from Canadian networking services firm Sandvine, the first half of 2014 has witnessed an increase in Netflix's share of fixed-line Internet traffic in North America.

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Netflix offers its Users Four Screen Access; Reduces Plan Cost

Netflix offers its Users Four Screen Access

Video streaming service, Netflix (NFLX), is offering its new 40 million users an opportunity to watch different shows at the same time, by providing an access to maximum of four screens. The rates of the four screen plans ranges from $6.99 to $11.99 per month.

It has been reported that the largest subscription streaming service had cut its monthly subscription fee for single screen users by one dollar. The rate of new Single User plan has been reduced to $6.99 a month, which was earlier $7.99 a month.

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