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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."

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