Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at
Sun Jul 13 02:25:01 UTC 2014

Randy Bush wrote:
>> Right now, peering agreements are the wild west.
> no.  those days passed in the last century.  you just don't know them.
> but then, you are not an operator so no surprise.
> what you are seeing, and creating massive noise around, is a business
> war between the last mile cartel and the content they envy and want
> to supplant or at least bleed.  transit, peering, caching, etc. are
> just business and technical tools being used in that war.  keep eye on
> doughnut, not the hole.
Sure looks like a wild west range war to me.  And let's not forget that 
Netflix is not some tiny company anymore - 1/3 of Internet traffic or 
some such, 46million members, $1billion Q1 income.  Yeah - big guys 
fighting, no established law or regulation (well, there was, but the 
Supreme Court overturned it) - looks like a range war to me.


In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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