Observations of an Internet Middleman (Level3) (was: RIP Network Neutrality

Nick B nick at pelagiris.org
Thu May 15 17:43:58 UTC 2014

Yes, throttling an entire ISP by refusing to upgrade peering is clearly a
way to avoid technically throttling.  Interestingly enough only Comcast and
Verizon are having this problem, though I'm sure now that you have set an
example others will follow.

On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 1:34 PM, Livingood, Jason <
Jason_Livingood at cable.comcast.com> wrote:

>   On 5/15/14, 1:28 PM, "Nick B" <nick at pelagiris.org> wrote:
>   By "categorically untrue" do you mean "FCC's open internet rules allow
> us to refuse to upgrade full peers"?
>  Throttling is taking, say, a link from 10G and applying policy to
> constrain it to 1G, for example. What if a peer wants to go from a balanced
> relationship to 10,000:1, well outside of the policy binding the
> relationship? Should we just unquestionably toss out our published policy –
> which is consistent with other networks – and ignore expectations for other
> peers?
>  Jason

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