Binge On! - And So This is Net Neutrality?

Christian Kuhtz chkuhtz at
Mon Nov 23 18:42:06 UTC 2015

I don't know if this is NN or not, but the concept is ancient. Even back in the dark ages of mobile, zero rating and associated rev share were very common.

Whether this is relevant to NN or not is for lawyers.


> On Nov 20, 2015, at 7:47 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.
> 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.
> Cheers,
> -- jr 'whacky weekend' a
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