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zod5000

join:2003-10-21
Victoria, BC
Reviews:
·Shaw
reply to Dominnanaimo

Re: Shaw no support new Super HD from Netflix, boo!

What is the "Open Connect Network" and why would Netflix make it a requirement.
? It says you only need 5mbps for SuperHD (which is pretty much most Shaw packages). Why didn't they just make it another quality setting when you login?

It seems to me that Netflix has made an unnecessary hoop for ISPs to jump through?


balur

join:2010-04-28
kudos:1

said by zod5000:

What is the "Open Connect Network" and why would Netflix make it a requirement.

Based on this page »signup.netflix.com/openconnect

quote:
ISPs can directly connect their networks to Open Connect for free. ISPs can do this either by free peering with us at common Internet exchanges, or can save even more transit costs by putting our free storage appliances in or near their network.
It sounds like the requirement is that the ISP has to either

1) Agree to peer with network for free.
2) Agree to mirror for netflix for free.

Its about Netflix saving costs on bandwidth.

fender

join:2007-07-23
Vancouver, BC

It saves both parties money. This type of agreement is as old as consumer broadband.

They aren't usually monetary in nature. It's more of a barter.

More reading if you're interested.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peering



amrod_69

@shawcable.net

»twitter.com/Shawhelp/status/2887···84809728

They replied to my question about it...
@amrod_69 We don't currently have any information to share regarding this, We will let you know when we do. ^PG