Reply to post: Re: More ports is still the wrong answer

Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup

Mikel

Re: More ports is still the wrong answer

@Lost all faith...

Netflix is a third of prime time backbone traffic and absurdly redundant. In other cases where there is also huge redundant traffic like ad networks and YouTube yes, a cache server benefits all netizens and is the right thing to do from a technology standpoint. None other both has as much traffic and is as redundant as Netflix. The content is huge and static - you get the same movie as everybody else. This makes the argument strongest for doing this with Netflix.

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