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.