Apple and Comcast: Another blow against Net Neutrality
Comcast discusses video streaming deal with Apple.
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal and The Information, Apple and Comcast are reportedly discussing a new deal that would allow Comcast users to stream live and on-demand programming using Apple's set-top box instead of a Comcast one.
The device, currently under development, would blend live TV listings with apps, web video, and gaming. It will also integrate with iPhones, iPads, and Siri, Apple's voice-activated assistant.
Unlike the existing Apple TV, the new device would serve as a full replacement for a cable box.
Comcast and Apple's possible collaboration may be another blow to net neutrality, the principle that internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications without restrictions or imposed fees for certain content.
Recently, Comcast reached a deal with Netflix to provide faster streaming for its content to Comcast customers. The cable "giant" also merged with Time Warner Cable for a $45 billion deal which still needs approval from the FCC.