A report issued by Netflix earlier this week showed that the video streaming service’s performance on broadband connections provided by Comcast, Verizon and AT&T has decreased in recent months. This drop has led to some speculation about the internet service providers deliberately throttling Netflix download; however, the speed slip may simply be the result of the networks’ inability to handle the video streaming service’s increasingly massive firehouse of data.
A federal court may have given the pipe guys clearance to start slowing down Web serviceslike Netflix. But so far, that’s not happening, Netflix says. That update comes to us via a note from J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth, who says he has been talking to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells, and they told him they don’t think cable and telco companies are hampering the company’s video streams. Anmuth doesn’t have much to report on the topic, so here are his comments in their entirety: “Netflix does not seem overly concerned regarding Net Neutrality, and continues to believe that violations would be escalated quickly. Netflix also indicated that it has no evidence or belief that its service is being throttled.”