Binge On! - And So This is Net Neutrality?
shane at ronan-online.com
Fri Nov 20 16:24:41 UTC 2015
T-Mobile claims they are not accepting any payment from these content
providers for inclusion in Binge On.
"Onstage today, Legere said any company can apply to join the Binge On
program. "Anyone who can meet our technical requirement, we’ll include,"
he said. "This is not a net neutrality problem." Legere pointed to the
fact that Binge On doesn't charge providers for inclusion and customers
don't pay to access it."
On 11/20/15 10:45 AM, Jay Ashworth 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.
> And I just said the same thing two different ways.
> Cause does anyone here think that T-mob is giving those *carriers* pride
> of place *for free*?
> Corporations don't - in my experience - give away lots of money out of
> the goodness of their hearts.
> -- jr 'whacky weekend' a
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