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MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
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reply to elray

Re: Why not?

there is a huge difference between paying for an extremely low bandwidth 3G connection for your customer and paying for data that flows to your customer, for which the customer has already paid for access.

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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said by MovieLover76:

there is a huge difference between paying for an extremely low bandwidth 3G connection for your customer and paying for data that flows to your customer, for which the customer has already paid for access.

Funny, most of the net-neutrality zealots would claim "data is data".

Of course, there is a difference.

But if Netflix wants to assure that its streams get delivered to me at full speed, without meter anxiety, why can't they negotiate on my behalf?

As the customer, I *haven't* paid for guaranteed bandwidth from Netflix. I've only paid for, as you call it, "access". For large volume, near-real-time requirements like HD video streams or videoconferencing, priority routing and delivery, indeed, might cost a bit more than an extremely low bandwidth 3G connection.


Simba7
I Void Warranties

join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT
Wow.. That's like paying for a GigE connection, then having each site flow through it at dialup speeds unless you pay for an upgrade to each site.

I think they tried this crap in the past.

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink
said by Simba7:

Wow.. That's like paying for a GigE connection, then having each site flow through it at dialup speeds unless you pay for an upgrade to each site.

I think they tried this crap in the past.

No, it isn't.
You aren't paying for a GigE connection.

And Netflix isn't "each site". Even their crippled streams constitute the largest use of peak hour bandwidth, nationwide.