ISPs offer an "information service" rather than a simple communications service like a telephone.
Ah, so the "common carrier" defence only applies when it suits them?
Internet companies have jumped into the lawsuit brought by Big Telco against America's net neutrality rules. The Internet Association, which is the Washington DC lobbying group for the likes of Amazon, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Netflix, PayPal, Twitter, Uber at al, has filed an amicus brief into the ongoing lawsuit against the …
Where the Black and White Stripy blokes end up beating two shed loads of shit out of each other for eternity in some sort of inter-dimensional tunnel. I would recommend that we take off and nuke ourselves from orbit. Awhhhh Fuck, I just noticed the primary and secondary flaws in that suggestion.
I find it interesting when Netflix bleats about such things because essentially they don't actually use the public internet to deliver the majority of their content. If you are with a major ISP then almost all Netflix content is locally delivered from servers in the ISP's network.
Which is also interesting from the perspective of the Netflix ISP metrics they publish, because how do they do them? Or at least the public should understand how the measurement works.
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