Netflix To Cogent To World

Adam Rothschild asr at latency.net
Wed Jul 23 17:18:30 UTC 2014


Comcast’s position is that they could buy transit from some obscure networks who don’t really have a viable transit offering, such as DT and China Telecom, and implement some convoluted load balancing mechanism to scale up traffic.

(I believe this was in one of Jason Livingood’s posts to broadbandreports, unfortunately I don’t have a citation handy.)

On Jul 23, 2014, at 1:09 PM, Phil Rosenthal <pr at isprime.com> wrote:

> With this war of blog posts — perhaps Netflix should ask this question:
> 
> Who can we buy transit from who has sufficient peering capacity to reach Comcast’s and Verizon’s customers?
> 
> -P
> 
> On Jul 23, 2014, at 1:00 PM, Adam Rothschild <asr at latency.net> wrote:
> 
>> I think the confusion by Jay and others is that there is a plethora of commercial options available for sending traffic to Comcast or Verizon, at scale and absent congestion.  I contend that there is not.
>> 
>> I, too, have found Netflix highly responsive and professional, as a peering partner...
>> 
>> $0.02,
>> -a
>> 
>> On Jul 23, 2014, at 11:31 AM, Bob Evans <bob at FiberInternetCenter.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Most likely Netflix writes policies to filter known cogent conflict
>>> peers...Chances are they use cogent to reach the cogent customer base and
>>> other peers.  I know from experience that peering directly with Netflix
>>> works very well....they don't depend heavily on transit delivery if direct
>>> peering is possible.
>>> 
>>> Thank You
>>> Bob Evans
>>> CTO
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>>> If I were Netflix, why would I buy all my transit from Cogent[1], given
>>>>> Cogent's propensity for getting into peering fights with people
>>>>> *already*,
>>>>> even before *I* start sending them 1000:1 asymmetric outbound traffic?
>>>> 
>>>> Perhaps Netflix expect this to be an ongoing problem with moree ISPs
>>>> asking them to pay to deliver (following Bretts lead ;-), so with their
>>>> previous transits experience why would they continue to buy from pussies?
>>>> 
>>>>> So why would Cogent offer Netflix a helluva deal?
>>>> 
>>>> Previous events have shown Cognet only use live rounds, so why would they
>>>> not take the opportunity to get a bigger gun?
>>>> 
>>>> Mutually assured domination. Perhaps one will buy the other sometime.
>>>> 
>>>> brandon
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 



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