FCC to Review Netflix vs. ISPs Spat

While Netflix and Internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast continue to point fingers at each other over who is causing slow web download speeds, the Federal Communications Commission has said it will review the agreements between Netflix and ISPs to determine if they are causing the Internet speed slowdown. “At the heart of this is whether ISPs that provide connectivity in the final mile to the home can advantage or disadvantage content providers, and therefore advantage or disadvantage consumers,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said on Friday. The agency is asking several ISPs and content companies to provide details, what Wheeler says amounts to “collecting information, not regulating. We are looking under the hood. Consumers want transparency. They want answers. And so do I.”