Many large tech companies — including #google, #microsoft, #apple, #amazon and #facebook — have quietly brokered deals with Internet providers to ensure their content is not slowed as it travels through their networks, according to a blog post published Wednesday by telecom analyst Dan Rayburn.
#netflix, for example, accounts for roughly 30 percent of all web traffic. Because data-heavy videos can create traffic jams on broadband networks, the company is paying Comcast to ensure its videos are streamed to customers more smoothly.
On Tuesday, #fcc Chairman Tom Wheeler told a congressional panel that the FCC would start looking more closely at the type of deals that Rayburn highlighted.
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