FCC Gets Comcast, Verizon to Reveal Netflix’s Paid Peering Deals
Wheeler said he wants to make sure consumers get the Internet service they pay for—something that has not been happening for many Netflix users.
“Consumers pay their ISP and they pay content providers like Hulu, Netflix or Amazon… Consumers must get what they pay for. As the consumer’s representative we need to know what is going on,” Wheeler said after an FCC meeting today. “I have therefore directed the Commission staff to obtain the information we need to understand precisely what is happening in order to understand whether consumers are being harmed… We have received the agreements between Comcast and Netflix and Verizon and Netflix. We are currently in the process of asking for others.”
The FCC will try to obtain the text of deals involving ISPs and content providers “across the board,” he said.