Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Jay Ashworth jra at
Sat Jul 12 18:12:58 UTC 2014

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

> To the core of the internet, if you do not have
> an AS number, you do not exist. If your business
> does not have an AS number *as far as the BGP
> speaking core of the internet is concerned, there
> is no representation for your entity, no matter
> what acronym you attach to it.*
> There. Confusion over. You can call yourself an
> ISP until you're blue in the face, for all the good
> it does you; the incontrovertible point I'm making
> is that you don't exist as a recognizably separate
> entity from your upstream provider from the network
> perspective.

Ok.  Correct.

>From the viewpoint of the context of this thread... why was that
pertinent again?  :-)

-- jra
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