Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Jim Popovitch jimpop at
Fri Jul 11 01:21:26 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM, Miles Fidelman
<mfidelman at> wrote:
> 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.

I was going to sit on the sidelines.... but...

Take Netflix out of the equation and google things like "tf2 verizon
fios" or any other game.  Who do you point the finger at then?

-Jim P.

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