Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Michael Thomas mike at
Wed Jul 16 23:22:34 UTC 2014

On 7/16/14, 3:57 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> On Jul 13, 2014, at 09:09 , nanog at wrote:
>> If Netflix continues on its current course, ALL ISPs -- not just rural ones,
>> will eventually be forced to rebel. And it will not be pretty.
> I don't think so. I think the reality is that access providers have been trying to find ways
> to force content providers to subsidize their business and avoid charging their customers
> accurately for a long time and that continuing to do so is damaging to everyone involved.
Indeed. We've heard this at each turn of the bandwidth crank from OMG 
JPG's! to OMG VoIP!
to OMG HD! to OMG Quantum Teleportation! (ok, maybe not the last. yet.)

Nobody's owed a business model, and we all know it's messy around the 
edges. Suck it up,
and maybe your customers will too.


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