Monday January 12, 2015

Netflix: The Misconception About Internet Fast Lanes

Netflix's VP of content delivery says that internet fast lanes give ISPs a "perverse incentive to boost revenue." Heh, he said "perverse." big grin

Allowing fast lanes gives ISPs a perverse incentive to boost revenues by allowing their networks to congest. It also gives them outsize power to pick winners and losers on the Internet. Those who can’t pay for fast lanes will suffer, entrenching incumbents while undermining the innovative power of the Internet.