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guppy_fish
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reply to codydog

Re: Verizon's supposed response on a netflix question

Complete Hogwash

This is nothing more than Verizon enforcing its current contracts for peering.

If company's like Cogent wants to take Netflix dollars and "provide" transit for 1/10th the cost of someone else, fine, but guess what, that company is not going to have anywhere to push the data too as your not providing any benefit to your peer points.

Either you peer symmetric traffic for free or you pay the transit cost, that's how the internet works.

promisic

join:2013-10-13
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I do not agree with you.

It is Verizon customers that request Netflix content. Cogent or Level 3 takes content from Netflix to Verizon network then Verizon terminates that traffic for it's own customers. See the connection???

You pay Verizon for your Internet service and for Netflix.
Netflix pays Level 3 or Cogent to deliver content to subscriber's ISP networks and subscriber's ISP network is responsible to deliver content to end user!

This is pure greed on Verizon's part, because you already paid for your Internet access and your Netflix content. Verizon wants some dollar more .... but from Cogent/Level 3 to deliver content to its own customers which is PURE greed! Like a silent extortion.

Proof that Verizon is deliberately letting traffic pile up: just use your LTE phone as hotspot or USB tether and if Netflix works, then ... yea you get it!

If you can, switch providers ....

promisic

join:2013-10-13
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reply to guppy_fish
Plus there is no transit cost because end users are Verizon's own customers! Verizon is accepting content for IT'S OWN CUSTOMERS!