Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Jay Ashworth jra at
Fri Jul 11 15:34:12 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Petach" <mpetach at>

> He rants about Netflix generating huge amounts of traffic
> and refusing to allow ISPs to cache it; and then goes on to
> grumble that Netflix is trying to force them to host caching
> boxes. Does he love caching, or hate caching? I really
> can't tell. Netflix is offering to provide you the cache boxes
> *for FREE* so that you can cache the data in your network;
> isn't that exactly what he wanted, in his first sentence?
> Why is it that two sentences later, free Netflix cache boxes
> are suddenly an evil that must be avoided, no matter how
> much Netflix may try to force them on you?
> I'm sorry. I think someone forgot to take their coherency
> meds before writing that paragraph.
> If you like caching, you should be happy when someone
> offers to give you caching boxes for FREE. If you don't
> like caching, you shouldn't bitch about inefficient it is to
> have traffic that isn't being cached.
> Trying to play both sides of the issue like that in the
> same paragraph is just...dizzying.

No; it's the common result of deciding that you know what the end
game ought to be -- which end-game *you want* -- and then trying
to fit the rhetoric underneath that result.

Cognitive dissonance is a *bitch*.

-- jra
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