Reed Hastings Accuses Comcast Over Violating ‘Net Neutrality’ Principles

Posted on Apr 16 2012 - 8:23am by Editorial Staff

Reed Hastings once again called out Comcast, using his personal Facebook account accusing the cable company Comcast of violating “net neutrality” principles, by favoring its own Web video service over those from Netflix, HBO and Hulu when it comes to data usage. Hastings used his personal Facebook account to accuse the Comcast.

Here’s the text (you can also see a screenshot above):

Comcast no longer following net neutrality principles.

Comcast should apply caps equally, or not at all.

I spent the weekend enjoying four good internet video apps on my Xbox: Netflix, HBO GO, Xfinity, and Hulu.

When I watch video on my Xbox from three of these four apps, it counts against my Comcast internet cap. When I watch through Comcast’s Xfinity app, however, it does not count against my Comcast internet cap.

For example, if I watch last night’s SNL episode on my Xbox through the Hulu app, it eats up about one gigabyte of my cap, but if I watch that same episode through the Xfinity Xbox app, it doesn’t use up my cap at all.

The same device, the same IP address, the same wifi, the same internet connection, but totally different cap treatment.

In what way is this neutral?

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