Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at
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

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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