Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at
Sun Jul 13 02:50:03 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.
> ahhh.   so
>     not government regulated == wild west
> got it
> randy

lawless, big guys fighting with little guys in the middle == wild west

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