[kwlug-disc] Rogers punched in the face by Netflix

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu May 15 20:04:34 EDT 2014

I heard yesterday that Neflix is responsible for 1/3 of all traffic in 
North America.

No doubt you can beat the stat up in various ways, e.g. over 
generalization that may/not apply to Canada.

Regardless, a lot of noise is coming vis a vis net neutrality, and the 
cost is in the pipe not what passes through it.

Of course they want to charge by byte, not by pipe, their revenue model 
gains room for further profit, unlike if they are limited to merely 
operating as a utility. More profit, happier investors, unhappier 
customers. In this Canadian non-competitive environment, the former will 

Let's see what we can do to prevent that.

On 14-05-15 01:06 PM, Jason Locklin wrote:
> This was averaged across customers, so any ISP with lots of "internet
> lite" type subscribers will come out low. I think a lot of Teksavvy
> customers are people willing to pay for a quality connection, so that
> would bump up their average. Also, recording Bell's fiber customers in
> it's own category is a little unfair in this respect. On my Acanac cable
> connection, I never see my downlink drop to even double the average
> rates reported there (though, I don't have an easy way to check what
> Netflix is using).
> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 10:17 AM, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com
> <mailto:dscassel at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Michael Geist adds some interesting commentary, as per usual:
>     http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/7127/125/
>     On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 8:11 PM, Charles M <chaslinux at gmail.com
>     <mailto:chaslinux at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         http://www.stockhouse.com/news/newswire/2014/05/12/rogers-t-rci-b-flunks-netflix-isp-speed-test-ranks-last
>         Basically it says Netflix ranked ISPs for their ability to
>         stream Netflix and Rogers came last (even behind Teksavvy).
>         Further down there's a bit from a senior Rogers VP talking about
>         when the test was done and how Rogers has "invested" in
>         upgrading their infrastructure specifically to enhance Netflix
>         streaming.
>         But if you Google the article it looks like the real reason
>         Rogers failed was throttling, so all they had to do
>         ("investment") was figure out how not to throttle Netflix?
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