Netflix To Cogent To World

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Wed Jul 30 16:51:23 UTC 2014


On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 06:21:46 PM Owen DeLong wrote:

> Yes and no…
> 
> The barrier to Netflix becoming a consumer ISP is very
> high… Very very high. It costs a lot of money to deploy
> all that last mile infrastructure, assuming you can get
> permits, acquire rights-of-way, etc. to even do it.

Note I said "...certain major...".  For sure, not all 
content owners have the might or time to become ISP's 
(whether for themselves or for their customers). But 
definitely, "certain major" ones do... and we are already 
seeing bits of that, here and there in the world...

I can't predict the future, but if "certain major" content 
owners/networks find the barriers to entry surmountable, 
consolidation could close the loop (certainly, if money, 
skill and effort wasn't my problem, this would be one of my 
strategies).

And if the industry were go this way, I wouldn't expect to 
see it coming. It would start small. Very small. No big bang 
announcement or launch... 

Mark.
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