Verizon Public Policy on Netflix
jra at baylink.com
Thu Jul 10 20:01:43 UTC 2014
Here's a link to a post from VZN's public policy blog, about Netflix.
Now, just as a matter of principle, I tend to assume that anything VZN
says in public is a self-serving lie based on a poor understanding of the
Real World... but I did in fact read it.
The money quote:
One might wonder why Netflix and its transit providers were the only ones
that ran into congestion issues. What it boils down to is this: these other
transit and content providers took steps to ensure that there was adequate
capacity for their traffic to enter our network.
What, Verizon: Netflix is just sending you that traffic uninvited?
No: that's *your customers traffic*. You *knew* that there would be
asymmetrical amounts of traffic flowing downhill to your customers,
*or you wouldn't have provisioned nearly uniformly asymmetrical last
mile links to them*.
You just lost the bet on how much traffic that would be.
That's why they call it gambling: sometimes you lose. You lost.
Man up and provision usable peering. That traffic is your responsiblity.
If you decided not to charge your customers enough to provision for
it, take it out of retained earnings.
Just don't try to convince us all that, somehow, that traffic flow isn't
your customers traffic, and thus yours. Netflix's only fault is being
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