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  • Sep 19th, 2014 @ 12:41am

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    This is no misrepresentation. Your ISP would have EVERY reason to slow down the SLOW Lane which would bring in MORE revenue! Otherwise, why would anyone pay for it? The ISP's new business shake down model would now work when their next extortion client cannot easily reach the ISP's hostages (aka customers). For a STRONG ARM agreement fee, they will PRIORITIZE your traffic over all others. Worked well for Comcast with Netflix this last February! And customers did complain, but they aim their anger at the website they pay for OUTSIDE of their ISP contact because they have no way of understanding that Comcast was responsible for letting their "last mile on ramp" degrade to the point that combat was losing customers! A typical extortion shake down.

    And "estimates" of Netflix traffic are that they PEAK at 30% during prime time viewing - 7 pm to 9 pm. Outside of those 2 hours, their traffic drops below even that estimate.

  • Jun 5th, 2014 @ 10:18pm

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    This was an interesting turn of events. I hope Netflix doesn't flinch. I think we'd all like to see what happens in the discovery process. But legal issues are always so costly, that it might be more worthwhile to pull the list.

    Still, I agree with the method. It's absolutely TRUE that the network is hosed at the time that message appears.

    Go Netflix!