S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge

Blake Hudson blake at ispn.net
Fri Oct 1 18:37:43 UTC 2021

I wasn't aware of that, but I think that's perfect! And completely 
reasonable on Netflix (or any content provider's part).

I'm sure Verizon's wordsmiths would argue that the "crowding" happened 
upstream of the Verizon network, but if stated another way (like "the 
paths into Verizon's network are full") anyone can see that this is an 
issue that Verizon made and only Verizon could solve. Netflix isn't, and 
shouldn't be, responsible for runing Verizon's network. Only Verizon 
runs the Verizon network, and it's up to Verizon to deliver the service 
they advertise and sell to consumers: "America's most reliable network" 

On 10/1/2021 1:20 PM, Jay Hennigan wrote:
> On 10/1/21 07:19, Blake Hudson wrote:
>> It's about time Netflix played chicken with one of these ISPs and 
>> stopped offering service  (or offered limited service) to the ISPs 
>> that try to extort them and other content providers: Sorry, your 
>> service provider does not believe in net neutrality and has imposed 
>> limitations on your Netflix experience. For a better Netflix 
>> experience, consider exploring one of these other nearby internet 
>> providers: x, y, z.
> Netflix actually did pretty much exactly that with Verizon back in 
> 2014, displaying a message that read "The Verizon network is crowded 
> right now."
> https://techcrunch.com/2014/06/05/netflix-error-blames-verizon-for-playback-issues-verizon-responds-with-legal-threats/ 

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