Preserve net neutrality ‘low priority’ for Netflix

Preserve net neutrality ‘low priority’ for Netflix

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says that the guarantee of net neutrality at this time, not a big priority is for the video service.

That said, Hastings, on Wednesday at the Code Conference in California.

Netflix made himself hard over the years for the preservation of net neutrality. In the meantime, the company is a lot less pronounced, although the American communicatiewaakhond FCC earlier this month agreed to less stringent rules.

“For us it is becoming less and less interesting because we are large enough to make deals that we want,” says Hastings, net neutrality really important calls. According to him, smaller players will suffer if it disappears. Hastings says the current rules are, but calls it ‘not at this time the main battle of Netflix’.

The FCC voted this month for the abolition of the so-called Title II. According to those rules may breedbandproviders access to legal content, apps and services, not block. They should also the internetkwaliteit not adjust and they may services and websites will not give priority in exchange for money.


The Netflix boss was also in on it as quickly as possible be able to stream movies. According to Hastings it is ‘inevitable’ that the current system will disappear, as movies first in the cinema to appear before them on dvd and later on streaming services.

If films simultaneously in theaters and on Netflix appear, people will still go to the cinema, thinks Hastings. He compares it to ‘going out to eat while you too can cook’.

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