Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Blake Hudson blake at
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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