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Netflix throttling did not break rules - FCC

Friday 1 April 2016 | 09:37 CET | News
Netflix did not violate any US regulations when it "throttled" the picture quality for AT&T and Verizon wireless customers, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said, adding that the agency has no plans to investigate, Reuters reported. Wheeler said Netflix's conduct was "outside" the FCC's net neutrality rules adopted last year, because the FCC is not regulating "edge providers" or websites.

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Countries: United States
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