• Comcast: We Are *Not* The Bad Guys In This Whole Netflix-Level 3 Fiasco

    This certainly changes things. You’ll recall that the Internet flipped out the other day when it emerged that Netflix‘s traffic carrier, Level 3, said that Comcast was taking advantage of its position as one of the nation’s largest ISPs by demanding more coin to pass on Netflix traffic to its customers. It is, in fact, largely boring tosh, but it speaks to something… Read More

  • What The Comcast/Level 3 Fracas Is Really About: Money

    The headlines are pretty rough: Comcast hates Netflix! Net neutrality is dying! Communist forces from Russia and Cuba are attack a small town in Colorado and a ragtag band of high school students band together to fight them (although, arguably, this may have nothing to do with Comcast/Level 3)! But what’s really going on here? First, let’s understand how data gets from the cloud… Read More

  • Level 3 Lands Netflix Streaming Business, Will Double Its Storage Capability

    On-demand streaming of movies and TV shows is a booming business, and Netflix is positioned well to further capitalize on its pioneering digital streaming efforts. The company this morning confirmed earlier rumors that it’s going back to Level 3, after three years of Akamai, to serve as a primary content delivery network provider for online streams. The deal is aimed to accommodate… Read More

  • CDNs Are Big Business, EdgeCast Get $6 Million

    When we watch movies or play music online, there’s a flurry of unseen activity making sure that data arrives when and where it’s supposed to be. This is the job of the high speed fiber and computer systems of the internet’s content distribution networks (CDNs). Every website that streams content (live video, music) needs a CDN. The flurry of new media online has made it a… Read More