that's a good way of putting things into perspective with the exception all the telecommunications services receive tax funds for their equipment such as the lines, which they are milking every penny from the 1940's bell telephone wires with the exception of the cable companies with their private lines & satellite network and AT&T's wireless microwave towers & satellite network and Sprints fiber optic lines network and Hughes satellite network.If you are Netflix and account for 31% of all internet traffic. Why should every single person pay for that bandwidth? What this does is push this traffic into a separate network that Netflix pays for passing it on to their consumers. I don't think its right that Netflix users pass on the cost of their service to everyone. By doing this it really reduces costs all around except for Netflix users and increases the reliability of Netflix.
1. It reduces 30% of costs from sharing with other ISPs since they don't have to meter bandwidth on Netflix connections.
2. It will free up bandwidth for many regional ISPs simply because its not being consumed by TWC or Comcast.
3. TWC and Comcast will not have to pay for Netflix's servers.
4. TWC and Comcast customers will no longer have Netflix congesting their internet access.
5. Netflix customers with TWC and Comcast will get their own 30mb/s connection for Netflix in addition to the bandwidth they currently pay for.
6. Netflix customers with TWC and Comcast will have far less latency connecting to their Netflix service since its connected to the ISP network.
Now it would be interesting if the deal goes through with Verizon and Netflix sets up at IXPs instead of at individual ISPs. This way they can say <mod edit: watch the language> TWC and Comcast while also being able to provide all the benefits I noted above to all its customers. If Comcast tries throttling again they will just be constantly fined until they comply.
BTW I have Cox which invests in its infrastructure and releases new services only when their infrastructure can support it. Suck it all you people who have to deal with shitty ISPs like Comcast, TWC, and ATT.
....Tom Wheeler appointed as chairman by President Obama. Wheeler worked as a venture capitalist and lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry, with positions including President of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) (Copied From Wikipedia).
We now have companies ruling themselves and squeezing out as much money they can from their customers.
Except for their party rhetoric and the millionaires/businesses that buy their election for favors, there is no difference between the two political parties. Big business pays for their candidate of choice to be on TV to attack their opponents that do not have the money to respond to their negative campaign. Until we get a different forum to select our representatives, nothing will change. Paid television/Radio ads is destroying our REPUBLIC of the people to ?prioritization/dictates? for the top 1%.
The only reason Comcast, TWC, AT&T can get away with this is because they have government-granted monopolies. Frequently, they're the only source of Internet in the areas they serve. If there were competition and they tried to pull this, Netflix would say "get lost." TWC's Netflix customers would notice their Netflix speed sucked while their neighbors using a competing service got great Netflix speed. Upon seeing that TWC wasn't doing anything to fix the problem, they'd drop TWC and sign up with another ISP. And TWC would go out of business.BTW I have Cox which invests in its infrastructure and releases new services only when their infrastructure can support it. Suck it all you people who have to deal with shitty ISPs like Comcast, TWC, and ATT.