Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Thu Jul 10 20:58:47 UTC 2014


Some good discussion on this at the recent Aspen Institute Net Neutrality
panel.
http://youtu.be/IEKQmVuqXsg




On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 4:01 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Yup.
>
> 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.
>
> "their traffic".
>
> 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
> popular.
>
>
>
> http://publicpolicy.verizon.com/blog/entry/why-is-netflix-buffering-dispelling-the-congestion-myth
>
> Cheers,
> -- jra
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