The FCC is planning new net neutrality rules. And they could enshrine pay-for-play. - The Washington Post

Jean-Francois Mezei jfmezei_nanog at
Mon Apr 28 20:41:41 UTC 2014

On 14-04-28 09:23, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:

> Comcast sells wholesale transit -
> And it has a settlement free peering policy - with a stated
> requirement that traffic exchanged be symmetrical.

Analysing the effects of vertical integration is often best done by
running structural separation scenarios.

Netflix does not give content to Comcast-transit, it gives it to
Comcast-ISP, this is especially true of cases where a network cache
server is installed inside Comcast-ISP network.

If Comcast-ISP told Netflix to install cache servers at one location,
and then Comcast-ISP uses Comcast-transit to distribute content to all
the cities it serves, it should be Comcast-ISP paying Comcast-transit
for that service.

It could just as well have installed the netflix appliance in every
major city and not have to purchase transit from Comcast-transit.

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