Verizon Public Policy on Netflix
blake at ispn.net
Fri Jul 11 18:20:21 UTC 2014
Verizon Policy Blog wrote:
> There was, however, congestion at the interconnection link to the edge
> of our network (the border router) used by the transit providers
> chosen by Netflix to deliver video traffic to Verizon’s network.
In what world does Netflix choose a transit provider into someone else's
network? I'm pretty sure that Verizon chooses who it peers with and how
it announces BGP prefixes. This means that Verizon is largely in control
of traffic engineering at its borders. If one of those transit providers
is congested, this is something Verizon, as a responsible network
operator, is surely aware of and has the capability to resolve. This is
difficult, if even possible, for a source network operator to work around.
This post is complete technical FUD.
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