Comcast's Xfinity-on-Xbox Plans Draw Net Neutrality Fire2012-03-27 10:24 by Daniela
Tags: Comcast, Net Neutrality
Comcast is expected to launch its TV video-on-demand application for Xbox 360 soon. The app turns your Xbox 360 game system into an additional receiver for Xfinity video content that's streamed over the High Speed Internet portion of your Comcast "double play" service. Because the content is being delivered over Comcast's "private IP network and not the public internet," the cable-co won't "count" the streaming "against a customer's bandwidth cap" as it now does with users of other streaming services.
But some are already calling Comcast's actions a violation of the net neutrality laws.
Now, Xfinity TV customers who wish to use the Xbox service have to subscribe to both television and Internet data services. Comcast doesn't allow a customer to use DSL in conjunction with Comcast video services, as the data modem is used to identify that the customer is in the home.
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