Binge On! - And So This is Net Neutrality?
scott.brim at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 16:16:41 UTC 2015
On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> According to:
> Chairman Wheeler thinks that T-mob's new "customers can get uncapped media
> stream data, but only from the people we like" service called Binge On
> is pro-competition.
> My take on this is that the service is *precisely* what Net Neutrality
> was supposed to prevent -- carriers offering paid fast-lanes to content
> providers -- and that this is anti-competitive to the sort of "upstart
> YouTube" entities that NN was supposed to protect...
> and that *that* is the competition that NN was supposed to protect.
What I read was that as long as a video offerer marks its traffic and
is certified in a few other ways, anyone can send video content
cap-free. No I don't know what the criteria are. Does anyone here? I
also think I remember that there is no significant cost to
certification, i.e. this is not a paid fast lane. If this is all
true, this doesn't bother me, and could do everyone a favor by getting
definitions clearer and getting traffic marked.
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