Comcast-Level 3 Net Neutrality Dispute Escalates
Dec 01, 2010, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)
"The public sparring between Comcast and Level 3 Communications
continued on Tuesday, as the Internet backbone provider renewed
allegations that the cable giant is jacking up the fees it charges
to relay video content that competes with its own Xfinity service,
escalating a corporate spat that has opened a new front in the war
over net neutrality.
"On Monday, Comcast Senior Vice President Joe Waz countered
Level 3's initial accusation, saying the company "inaccurately
portrayed the commercial negotiations between it and Comcast."
"Then today, Level 3 shot back, arguing that Comcast's pricing
stance was patently anti-competitive, accusing the nation's biggest
cable broadband provider of using its market power to unfairly
disadvantage rival content providers."