Level 3 Communications Issues Statement Concerning Comcast's Actions
sfischer1967 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 20:03:29 CST 2010
Trying to follow this - so, if I have followed it correctly, L3 hosts
high-bandwitdh services (namely NetFlix) to which an abundance of Comcast
users subscribe? And Comcast is crying foul, and claiming a portion of L3's
revenue is rightfully theirs, for being "last mile" to a significant portion
of the CDN/NetFlix customer base? Does L3 even service a home user market,
in the same vein as Comcast or Verizon?
On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 8:55 PM, Marshall Eubanks <tme at americafree.tv>wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2010, at 6:24 PM, Phil Bedard wrote:
> > Is L3 hosting content for Netflix?
> You bet.
> • NOVEMBER 11, 2010, 9:13 AM ET
> Level 3 Signs Deal To Be A Primary Netflix CDN; Shares Rally
> > Netflix has become a large source of
> > traffic going to end users. L3 likely could have held out on this one if
> > the content they were hosting is valuable enough to Comcast's customers,
> > but maybe what Comcast was asking for wasn't much in the grand scheme of
> > things.
> > Obviously someone has to pay for the access infrastructure and Comcast
> > would much rather get the content provider to pay for it versus passing
> > along to their customers. I think they probably just took a stab and L3
> > complied.
> > Phil
> > On 11/29/10 5:28 PM, "Patrick W. Gilmore" <patrick at ianai.net> wrote:
> >> <
> >> concerning-comcasts-actions-2010-11-29?reflink=MW_news_stmp>
> >> I understand that politics is off-topic, but this policy affects
> >> operational aspects of the 'Net.
> >> Just to be clear, L3 is saying content providers should not have to pay
> >> to deliver content to broadband providers who have their own product
> >> which has content as well. I am certain all the content providers on
> >> this list are happy to hear L3's change of heart and will be applying
> >> settlement free peering tomorrow. (L3 wouldn't want other providers to
> >> claim the Vyvx or CDN or other content services provided by L3 are
> >> competing and L3 is putting up a "toll booth" on the Internet, would
> >> they?)
> >> --
> >> TTFN,
> >> patrick
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