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It is *completely* logical. The reason VPN works is because your are reaching your VPN endpoint via the transit connection. The VPN endpoint node was on a network that either had no peering with Netflix or the peering point was not overloaded.
Peering exchanges traffic between two networks. Your VPN host would have to be inside the Netflix network to experience the same issues as raw streaming.,
Comcast was NOT throttling. Cogent didn't not purchase enough bandwidth from Comcast via the peering port to handle all the traffic. Not only that, but Cogent didn't want to purchase more bandwidth because Cogent enjoys mainly settlement-free peering. Cogent *admitted* that *they* were throttling. They probably wished they had never taken on Netflix as a customer.
People, please learn how peering and the peering fee structure works before asking the FCC to stomp around and change the Internet!
Ummmmmmm.... No. Peering costs. It is NOT true that ISP charges customers only. Well, unless you count Netflix and others as customers, in which case, yes, Netflix is charged.
I know you stated that you are a network admin, but apparently you don't know that the *sender* pays in a peering agreement. It has been this way for a long, long time.
Now it is true that some content providers did cut deals in the early days. For example, it was reported years ago that Yahoo! only payed for half of their transit costs because they built out their own national network and peered with large ISP's. AOL did something similar. But, traditionally, peering costs money. That is why there is something called "settlement-free peering" where both sides can all it "even" and skip paying each other. I know you *think* that the other side should pay, but that is not the reality. It is the way it is. You can argue for a new model, but you would be radically changing the fee model for the Internet.
Either way, this has NOTHING to do with Net Neurality!
"Netflix has not asked for a dime of ISP money to peer"...
The caching box from Netflix requires a connection greater than 1Gb/s. For a large ISP, the caching box may or not make sense. It just depends on the diversity and size of the customer base. Peering may be the logical solution in a large city where there is a nice meet me room.
My main point is that Netflix is not the innocent party. Netflix tried to con their customers into getting the government to help them. They thought they could use it as leverage in negotiation. Now they state that they didn't really want the FCC to go as far as Title II. Oops.
Peering is a good thing. Peering can *save* money for the content producer. Stop talking about stuff you do not understand. Netflix issues are not Net Neutrality issues. Netflix has said that their bandwidth costs are tiny compared to what they pay to the studios.
Spoken like a person that has no idea how peering works and how it is payed for. There are two ways to deliver a packet: transit or peering. With transit you don't care how a packets routes. You are also using an ISP to deliver packets on networks they do not own. So you are paying for bandwidth to your box and the bandwidth that leaves their network. Peering is priced based on the idea that you are paying the peering network to deliver your packet in their network. You pay each network you peer with a fee to deliver the packets. If two networks are peering and both networks are sending about the same amount of data to each other then they call it a wash and setup a settlement-free agreement. This is how the Internet always works. Netflix is not being treated differently.
Where Netflix messed up is that they used other companies to setup peering. They trusted Cogent to peer with ISP's. I like Cogent, but the problem with Cogent is that they pride themselves in settlement-free peering. They peer with everyone and they don't pay for transit. When they took on Netflix as a customer, their peering points were not balanced anymore. The ISP's told them they were not settlement-free, but Cogent didn't want pay. The also didn't want to upgrade the peering points because it would only make things worse for them.
Netflix took on peering themselves and they will be better off.
Netflix is NOT an example of Net Neutrality violations! Stop using them as the poster child of Net Neutrality. Please people, stop it!
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