Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Rubens Kuhl rubensk at
Fri Jul 11 02:38:42 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 5:01 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at> 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.

Translation: if Netflix is paying Comcast, why not pay us(Verizon) ?


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