S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge

Jay Hennigan jay at west.net
Mon Oct 18 21:48:35 UTC 2021

On 10/18/21 07:02, Josh Luthman wrote:

>     Netflix, as an example, has even been willing to bear most of the cost
>     with peering or bringing servers to ISPs to reduce the ISP's costs and
>     improve the ISP customer's experience.

Netflix doesn't do those things because it cares about the ISP's costs 
and the ISP customers' experience.

Netflix does these things because Netflix cares about Netflix's costs 
and Netflix's customers' experience.

>     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:

Then Netflix would risk losing those customers, especially if the ISP in 
question is a cable company or offers its own video streaming services.

Also, by peering and bringing servers to ISPs, Netflix improves its 
customers' experience and reduces Netflix's costs because they no longer 
need to pay a transit provider to deliver content.

>     Sorry, your service provider does not believe in net
>     neutrality and has imposed limitations on your Netflix experience.

They actually did pretty much exactly that with Verizon back in 2014.


Jay Hennigan - jay at west.net
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