According to a new report, Time Warner Cable is about to be slapped with a lawsuit alleging that the ISP charged a video content provider exorbitantly high rates to avoid being throttled.

TWC is about to be accused of holding Internet traffic for ransom violating the new rules where at least two of those faux pas are concerned.San Diego-based Commercial Network Services (CNS) owns and operates SunDiegoLive, which is a website that serves live video streams from webcams. According to a report from The Washington Post, the company is days away from filing a lawsuit alleging that Time Warner Cable held its traffic — and therefor business — hostage by charging unreasonably high rates to avoid being throttled.

CNS’s Barry Bahrami says TWC’s policies are a “blatant violation” of the FCC’s new net neutrality rules.

“This is not traffic we’re pushing to Time Warner; this is traffic that their paying Internet access subscribers are asking for from us,”

“TWC’s interconnection practices are not only ‘just and reasonable’ as required by the FCC, but consistent with the practices of all major ISPs and well-established industry standards,” TWC said. “We are confident that the FCC will reject any complaint that is premised on the notion that every edge provider around the globe is entitled to enter into a settlement-free peering arrangement.”

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