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Friday Morning Links
by Revcb 08:05AM Friday Aug 29 2014

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Jason Levine
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join:2001-07-13
USA

Netflix had to pay Comcast because it was losing customers

I've said it before, the big wired ISPs don't have any real competition. At best, there's one other big ISP in the area. So if they decide to "tinker" with Netflix's streams, customers aren't likely to leave the ISP. After all, where are you going to go if Big ISP X is your only option?

For Netflix, however, there is competition. So if a customer experiences a lot of problems with Netflix streams, even if those problems are caused by the ISP, the customers might leave Netflix to go elsewhere. One of those "elsewhere's" being the Big ISP's own video offerings. (e.g. Cable TV.)

Therefore, a big ISP who tinkers with Netflix's streams will profit from Netflix being forced to cut a deal with them and will profit from customers who leave Netflix for the Big ISP's video offerings. Abuse of monopoly at it's finest. However, I'm sure making the Comcast monopoly even bigger will solve everything, right?
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-Jason Levine

carpetshark3
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join:2004-02-12
Idledale, CO

Drones

Amazon has this too, but the FAA shot it down.
»arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014···y-plans/

buzz_4_20

join:2003-09-20
Limestone, ME
Reviews:
·ObiVoice
·Pioneer Wireless

Ad Free Internet for $250.

How would that work... would it block 100% of ads... including those in hulu, in app adds, in game ads, commercials on any IPTV ETC. ALL THE ADS.

Is it licensed per household, user or device?

Either way I'd seriously consider it if it worked.