Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Matthew Petach mpetach at netflight.com
Fri Jul 11 18:55:14 UTC 2014


Sure.  We call those companies "resellers".  Or, if they actually do bring
some additional value to the table, they're VARs.  Not ISPs.

Matt
On Jul 11, 2014 10:37 AM, "Scott Helms" <khelms at zcorum.com> wrote:

> Matt,
>
> 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
> ZCorum
> (678) 507-5000
> --------------------------------
> http://twitter.com/kscotthelms
> --------------------------------
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM, Matthew Petach <mpetach at netflight.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM, Jima <nanog at jima.us> 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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