Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

David Miller dmiller at tiggee.com
Thu Jul 17 00:34:22 UTC 2014


On 7/16/2014 8:14 PM, Miles Fidelman wrote:
> Owen DeLong wrote:
>> On Jul 13, 2014, at 16:00 , Brett Glass <nanog at brettglass.com> wrote:
>>
>>> At 10:25 AM 7/13/2014, Charles Gucker wrote:
>>>
>>>> ALL ISPs are in the business of providing access to
>>>> the Internet.    If you feel the need to rebel, then I suggest you
>>>> look at creative ways to increase revenue from your customers,
>>> My customers do not want me to "creatively" find ways to extract
>>> additional money from them so as to cover expenses that Netflix
>>> should be covering. Nor do they want me to subsidize Netflix
>>> subscribers from the fees from non-Netflix subscribers. They
>>> want to pay a fair price for their Internet that does not include
>>> paying ransom to third parties.
>> Why should Netflix be covering those expenses? Your customers
>> asked for the content from Netflix. They paid you to deliver it and they
>> paid Netflix for the content.
>>
>>
> 
> Not for nothing, but in the old days, if I asked Netflix to send me a CD
> in the mail, they paid the postage - out of the fee I paid them.
> 
> Miles Fidelman

Yes, Netflix did pay the postage for shipping CDs out of the fee you
paid them.

However, the mailman drove over roads provided and maintained by
taxpayers to place that CD into a mailbox that you bought, owned, and
maintained.  If the glut of CDs had required bigger postal vehicles,
then Netflix would not have bought bigger vehicles for the postal
service.  If the CD didn't fit in your mailbox, then Netflix would not
have paid for a bigger mailbox for you.

-DMM

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