Originally Posted by mgkdragn
There is a behind the scenes battle going on to control the Web
Originally Posted by michaeltscott
It'd be nice if the facts were known and we wouldn't have to speculate as to the mega-MSOs' reasons for not adopting Open Connect.
Originally Posted by Apostate
Here are some posts on "peering" from another poster, ivanhoek
, who was in the industry from another thread about 6 months ago. Hope the explanation would provide some color and context to the article. It explains why Youtube and Netflix Open Connect CDN would be relatively unsuccessful. I am sure many of us remember his posts.
Originally Posted by mailiang
The fact remains that Cablevision, although not as big as TWC or Comcast, is still a major player and an Open Connect partner. According to an Optimum spokesman, there is a financial arrangement between the two parties, but these agreements can not be disclosed and will never be available for public scrutiny.
One thing I can agree with is mgkdragn's comment 'There is a behind the scenes battle going on to control the Web' It is the wild west out there where everyone is trying to set precedents for their revenue stream.
We (quite rightly) want competition for our local ISP connections which would solve many of the issues - but we also maybe starting to see consolidation on the content side. Netflix is becoming the 800 pound gorilla with YouTube also in the game - everyone else Hulu+, Amazon Prime, Red-box, Vudu etc is tiny by comparison.
I love my Netflix - but we may want to be careful about what we wish for....
(comcast / netflix ignore my rants
- I am very happy with my Netflix Super HD on Comcast 16 mbps connection.....)