Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Scott Helms khelms at
Fri Jul 11 17:37:47 UTC 2014


That's simply not true, if it were then several million US subscribers
wouldn't have access to the Internet at all.  There are _lots_ of small
providers that serve rural America (and Canada) that have gotten their IPs
from their transit provider rather than ARIN, are single homed, and have
never considered getting an ASN because it doesn't do anything for them.

Scott Helms
Vice President of Technology
(678) 507-5000

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM, Matthew Petach <mpetach at>

> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM, Jima <nanog at> wrote:
> > [...]
> >  I guess I'm just glad that my home ISP can justify anteing up for a pipe
> > to SIX, resources for hosting OpenConnect nodes, and, for that matter, an
> > ASN.  Indeed, not everyone can.
> >
> >      Jima
> >
> >
> I'm sorry.
> If your ISP doesn't have an ASN,
> it's not an ISP.  Full stop.
> There *are* some fundamental basics
> that are necessary to function as an ISP;
> having an AS number and being able to
> speak BGP are pretty much at the top
> of the list.
> If you cannot manage to obtain and support
> an AS number as an ISP, it is probably time
> to consider closing up shop and finding
> another line of work.
> Matt

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