Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Fri Jul 11 01:12:02 UTC 2014


Randy Bush wrote:
>> And, of course, one might ask why Netflix isn't ... making use of a
>> caching network like Akamai, as many other large traffic sources do
>> on a routine basis.
> they do.  netflix rolls their own cache servers, installable in any
> network
>
>

At the ISPs expense, including connectivity to a peering point. Most 
content providers pay Akamai, Netflix wants ISPs to pay them. Hmmm....

Now I write a check every month to both Verizon and Netflix - and 
clearly it would be nice if some of that went to provisioning better 
service between the two.  But I can as easily point to Netflix, as to 
Verizon, when it comes to which dollar stream should be going to bigger 
(or more efficient) pipes.

Miles Fidelman


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In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra



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