Binge On! - And So This is Net Neutrality?
ethan at cs.washington.edu
Thu Dec 10 23:04:49 UTC 2015
On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 3:26 PM Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> > On Nov 23, 2015, at 14:58 , Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org> wrote:
> > In message <E24772E7-A95B-4866-9630-2B1023EBD4FD at delong.com <mailto:
> E24772E7-A95B-4866-9630-2B1023EBD4FD at delong.com>>, Owen DeLong write
> > s:
> >>> On Nov 23, 2015, at 14:16 , Christopher Morrow
> >> <morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 5:12 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> >>>> Except there’s no revenue share here. According to T-Mobile, the
> >> streaming partners
> >>>> aren’t paying anything to T-Mo and T-Mo isn’t paying them. It’s kind
> >> of like zero-rating
> >>>> in that the customers don’t pay bandwidth charges, but it’s different
> >> in that the service
> >>>> provider isn’t being asked to subsidize the network provider (usual
> >> implementation of
> >>>> zero-rating).
> >>> equal exchange of value doesn't have to be dollars/pesos/euros
> >>> changing hands right?
> >>> -chris
> >> Sure, but I really don’t think there’s an exchange per se in this case,
> >> given that T-Mo
> >> is (at least apparently) willing to accommodate any streaming provider
> >> that wants to
> >> participate so long as they are willing to conform to a fairly basic set
> >> of technical criteria.
> > No. This is T-Mo saying they are neutral but not actually being so.
> > This is like writing a job add for one particular person.
> > Its just as easy to identify a UDP stream as it is a TCP stream.
> > You can ratelimit a UDP stream as easily as a TCP stream. You can
> > have congestion control over UDP as well as over TCP. Just because
> > the base transport doesn't give you some of these and you have to
> > implement them higher up the stack is no reason to throw out a
> > transport.
> Are there a significant number (ANY?) streaming video providers using UDP
> to deliver their streams?
> I admit I’m mostly ignorant here, but at least the ones I’m familiar with
> all use TCP.
Minor point answering Owen's question: YouTube is a major streaming video
provider that uses UDP:
https://www.ietf.org/proceedings/94/slides/slides-94-tcpm-8.pdf (see slide
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