S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 14:12:51 UTC 2021

Yet another peering dispute ending in litigation?

From: NANOG <nanog-bounces+ops.lists=gmail.com at nanog.org> on behalf of Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com>
Date: Friday, 1 October 2021 at 7:21 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge
South Korean Internet service provider SK Broadband has sued Netflix to
pay for costs from increased network traffic and maintenance work because
of a surge of viewers to the U.S. firm's content, an SK spokesperson said
on Friday.
Last year, Netflix had brought its own lawsuit on whether it had any
obligation to pay SK for network usage, arguing Netflix's duty ends with
creating content and leaving it accessible. It said SK's expenses were
incurred while fulfilling its contractual obligations to Internet users,
and delivery in the Internet world is "free of charge as a principle",
according to court documents.

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