Binge On! - And So This is Net Neutrality?
owen at delong.com
Mon Nov 23 22:12:01 UTC 2015
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
> On Nov 23, 2015, at 10:42 , Christian Kuhtz <chkuhtz at microsoft.com> wrote:
> 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 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.
>> 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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