Observations of an Internet Middleman (Level3) (was: RIP Network Neutrality (was: Wow its been quiet here...

Paul WALL pauldotwall at gmail.com
Sat May 10 21:56:53 UTC 2014

The pertinent question is what time period Level 3 was looking at /
averaging when writing the blog post.

Even if Comcast and Level 3 are not congested right at this moment,
they were most definitely congested several years following their
landmark agreement.  A better question would be why that is/was.

Drive Slow,
Paul Wall

On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Livingood, Jason
<Jason_Livingood at cable.comcast.com> wrote:
> Hi Jeff – I noticed the question posed here so thought I’d respond, perhaps at risk of stirring up a hornet’s nest given how long the last thread was. ;-) Anyway… there’s no congestion between Comcast and Level 3 connections, and we’re working collaboratively with Level 3.  Given these facts, we have no reason to believe that Comcast is on their list.
> - Jason
> Comcast
> On 5/8/14, 1:18 PM, "=JeffH" <Jeff.Hodges at KingsMountain.com<mailto:Jeff.Hodges at KingsMountain.com>> wrote:
> Level 3 accuses five unnamed US ISPs of abusing their market power in peering
> http://gigaom.com/2014/05/05/level-3-accuses-five-unnamed-us-isps-of-abusing-their-market-power-in-peering/
> "...I’d love to see Cogent, Google and other providers release their data next, so even if the FCC doesn’t want to pursue this, a growing cry of consumer outrage could push the agency to do something about a very real and difficult problem that’s crippling access to video content on 5 U.S. broadband networks. Level 3 didn’t name names, but based on the deals Netflix has signed and the complaints it has made about AT&T, I’m confident that AT&T, Verizon and Comcast are among the five. "

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