Binge On! - And So This is Net Neutrality?

Michael Thomas mike at
Fri Nov 20 16:32:08 UTC 2015

On 11/20/2015 08:16 AM, Scott Brim wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at> 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.

Why do you need certification? I doubt many people have a problem with 
qos marking,
but "certification" sort of gives me the creeps.


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