Netflix ends one of its oldest disputes, agrees to pay Time Warner Cable

Netflix has agreed to a paid interconnection deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC), one of the first ISPs to cry foul over Netflix’s attempt to gain direct access to broadband networks without payment. TWC complained about Netflix’s Open Connect content delivery network (CDN) back in January 2013, saying the online video company was “seeking unprecedented preferential treatment from ISPs.” […] “Just a handful of US ISPs have required these access tolls, with Time Warner being the last of the four,” a Netflix spokesperson told Ars. Netflix has asked the [Federal Communications Commission] to ban such payments. The commission is examining the paid peering deals but hasn’t promised any action. – Jon Brodkin,Ars Technica