Netflix Inc. complained to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staffers this week that broadband caps are unfair to over-the-top video services. Netflix coupled its verbal argument with a slideshow titled "A Level Playing Field for Video" that points the finger at three service provider applications that are exempt from broadband consumption caps: Comcast Corp.'s Xfinity TV on Xbox 360, AT&T Inc.'s U-verse TV on Xbox 360, and Time Warner Cable Inc.'s iPad application. It goes on to outline a range of services that are subject to caps, including MLB.tv, Hulu Plus, Sony Corp.'s Crackle and, of course, Netflix.
Mediacom Communications Corp.lost 5,000 video subscribers in the first quarter, narrowing the loss of 9,000 in the year-ago quarter, giving it a total of 591,000. The now privately held MSO also added 15,000 high-speed Internet customers and 6,000 phone subs, compared to 7,000 and 1,000, respectively, a year earlier.
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