Netflix Is Eating Up More Of North America's Bandwidth Than AnyOther Company

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at
Wed May 18 10:06:08 UTC 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carl Rosevear [mailto:crosevear at]
> "Eating Up" sounds so overweight and unhealthy.  Since a good number
> of us get paid for delivering bits, isn't this a good thing?  Always
> glad to see bits and dollars flowing into the Internet, personally.
> However must express severe dissatisfaction with the topic of the
> thread a while ago referencing Comcast trying to charge providers for
> delivery over their network.  Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty happy
> with the current model...  even if it means a $5/month residential
> rate hike (or something).
> --C

Well it depends if Netflix pay for the bandwidth they use or if they get
it all for free with non settlement peering. If, suddenly, your business
model breaks because of a huge demand for high bandwidth services by
your customers then either you need to charge your customers more or
Netflix (or whoever) need to share the pie.

Leigh Porter

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