U.S. Probes Cable Over Limits On Net Video

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into whether cable companies are acting improperly to quash nascent competition from online video. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Journal says Justice officials have spoken to several online video providers, including Netflix and Hulu and have also questioned Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable companies about issues such as setting limits on the amount of data a subscriber can download each month. Journal subscribers can read the story here.