Netflix war is over, but money disputes still harm Internet users

When the months-long financial disputes between Netflix and Internet service providers ended last summer, a lot of network congestion problems that affected Internet consumers were cleared up.

But that doesn’t mean network problems, including some caused by financial disputes, are a thing of the past. They just might be a bit less widespread, and they’re definitely getting less publicity. But they have a real impact on consumers trying to use Internet service, according to the Measurement Lab Consortium (M-Lab).

M-Lab, founded by the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, the PlanetLab Consortium, Google, and academic researchers, hosts measuring equipment at Internet exchange points where retail Internet providers exchange traffic with Internet backbone operators.

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