Internet watchdogs TekSyndicate broke news on Saturday of a new accusation posted to the Comcast Corporate Blog on by Senior Vice President Jennifer Khoury. The post accused Netflix of double dipping, and throttling their own bandwidth to be able to accuse Comcast. According to Comcast’s logic, Netflix would then be “forced” to pay Comcast for higher bandwidth, turn off the throttling, and then stick all the blame on Comcast. As they say in their post: “Netflix’s decision to reroute its Internet traffic was all about improving Netflix’s business model.” They go on to defend their position saying, “Comcast has a multiplicity of other agreements just like the one Netflix approached us to negotiate….”
The article went over recent news posted by the group about Comcast’s confirmed throttling of Netflix’s bandwidth by the company (including a insider source that emailed them with information about the throttling). Making Comcast’s accusations much less likely. The Huffington Post also confirmed, adding that this is just the latest in the war of words between these two.
This all comes on the heels of a recent FCC announcement that has basically reversed their earlier attempts to fight the cable companies on net neutrality. According to the Huffington Post, “then the battle between Netflix and Comcast is set up to only grow more contentious”.