Level 3: Dispute with Comcast hasn't been resolved

In case you were wondering (and we're not saying you were), Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT) still have not resolved their peering dispute, which erupted in controversy last November when Level 3 accused Comcast of violating the Federal Communications Commission's Net Neutrality rules.

The dispute began when Comcast told Level 3 it needed extra compensation for additional interconnection ports that Level 3 needed to deliver Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) traffic to Comcast customers--the Netflix angle being key to Level 3's net neutrality claim.

Level 3 CEO Jim Crowe said on his company's earnings call this week that the dispute has not been resolved, yet it also appears that the carrier still has not filed a formal net neutrality complaint with the FCC, a move which many observers expected months ago. Meanwhile, Comcast has said it would be open to having the FCC help mediate the dispute. For now, it appears the ball is still in Level 3's court.

For more:
- see this Multichannel News story

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