Level 3 Communications Issues Statement Concerning Comcast's Actions

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Mon Nov 29 19:55:11 CST 2010

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

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>  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 it
> 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:
>> <http://www.marketwatch.com/story/level-3-communications-issues-statement-
>> 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 for
>> 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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