Netflix To Cogent To World

Matthew Petach mpetach at
Thu Jul 24 01:32:27 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 5:27 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 9:48 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at> wrote:
> [snip]
> > Who's gonna depeer Cogent *now*?
> Probably noone....... at least not without compromising and first
> peering with Netflix.
> It would be interesting if Google, Wikimedia, CBS/ABC, CNN, Walmart,
> Espn, Salesforce, BoFa,, Dropbox, Paypal, Netflix,
> Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Yahoo, Ebay,,
> Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit, Forbes, Zillow,   formed a
> little club and said
> "OK, Tier1.. providers.. we're not paying you guys for transit
> anymore; your customers want our stuff  and will consider their
> internet service DOWN if they can't get it.   You are going to pay us
> for a fast lane to our content now.  If you want it,  please start
> sending us your bids, now."
> > Cheers,
> > -- jra
> --
> -JH
Any discussions among some subsets of those
named entities that may or may not have ever
occurred may have quickly stumbled across
and decided that colluding to form such a cartel
might potentially be a Bad Thing(tm), at which
point those discussions which may not have
indeed ever happened instead adjourned to
the bar for much safer forms of discourse.


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