Netflix To Cogent To World
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
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...
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