Apple and Comcast discussing TV service to bypass net congestion: WSJ

The Wall Street Journal reports Apple is in talks with Comcast that could lead to the cable provider offering priority services for streamed entertainment for an Apple set-top box. Sources say the cable provider — the US’ largest — would offer Apple’s traffic special treatment over the “last mile” of cabling between an exchange and customers’ homes.

This potential deal would mean Apple’s streaming service would be able to avoid congestion caused by typical internet traffic, but The Wall Street Journal‘s sources say the companies aren’t yet close to an agreement. Comcast would have to invest heavily in technology to support Apple’s desires, and both companies reportedly disagree on who would retain customer information, and whether…

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