Five US Internet service providers and one European ISP have been accused of abusing their dominant position by keeping last-mile service delivery congested and charging content providers higher costs for direct interconnection.
According to reports, bandwidth provider Level 3 Communications has accused the unnamed companies of interfering with content transfer from Level 3 onto the ISP’s last-mile network, reports say.
Complicating the issue further is that these agreements made between content providers and ISPs for last-mile delivery are made in secret; reports say the Federal Communications Commission, which is in the midst of sorting out net neutrality rules, may have to require that ISPs disclose terms of those agreements.
Full content: Gigaom
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