U.S. Investigates Cable Companies for Limits on Online Video News Alert
from The Wall Street Journal
The Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into whether cable companies are acting improperly to quash nascent competition from online video.
Justice Department officials have spoken to several online video providers, including Netflix and Hulu. Investigators have also questioned Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable companies about issues such as setting data caps, limits to the amount of data a subscriber can download each month.
Representatives of all those companies and the Justice Department declined to comment on the investigation.