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
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.