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You can thank Brit funnyman John Oliver for fixing US broadband policy, beams Netflix

Al Jones

"Netflix is objecting to paying the standard transit rates by calling out those carriers and pretending they are being asked to 'double dip' (which is something only someone with zero understanding of how things actually run on the network would say), Netflix et.al. is over simplifying a technical issue in order to use the standard class envy/hate to their advantage..."

Let me explain it to you in very simple terms:

Verizon is charging end users who want to access Netflix.

Verizon is charging Netflix to allow Netflix to deliver the content that Verizons customers are requesting.

That's double-dipping.

Verizon will always be a net-consumer of bandwidth, and it wants to be paid more the more it allows it's own paying customers to consume!

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