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Binge On! - And So This is Net Neutrality?
I believe there may be a catch though: I don't think they can pick and
choose which streaming providers they allow their customers to stream
for free. As long as their streaming program is a "catch-all" for
streaming video, they can claim they are doing what they can (within
reason) to exempt streaming video from their data caps and are
probably fine with the FCC. For instance, using the "streaming video"
filter in Procera or a similar DPI product.
If it is found they are picking and choosing which content is free
(intentionally) they might be in trouble for that part.
They are not paying for this feature with the content providers (no
paid prioritization) and it's good for consumers. It probably sucks
for WISPs until those cell sectors start getting filled up though ;)
On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 10:24 AM, Shane Ronan <shane at ronan-online.com> wrote:
> T-Mobile claims they are not accepting any payment from these content
> providers for inclusion in Binge On.
> "Onstage today, Legere said any company can apply to join the Binge On
> program. "Anyone who can meet our technical requirement, we?ll include," he
> said. "This is not a net neutrality problem." Legere pointed to the fact
> that Binge On doesn't charge providers for inclusion and customers don't pay
> to access it."
> On 11/20/15 10:45 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>> According to:
>> Chairman Wheeler thinks that T-mob's new "customers can get uncapped media
>> stream data, but only from the people we like" service called Binge On
>> is pro-competition.
>> My take on this is that the service is *precisely* what Net Neutrality
>> was supposed to prevent -- carriers offering paid fast-lanes to content
>> providers -- and that this is anti-competitive to the sort of "upstart
>> YouTube" entities that NN was supposed to protect...
>> and that *that* is the competition that NN was supposed to protect.
>> And I just said the same thing two different ways.
>> Cause does anyone here think that T-mob is giving those *carriers* pride
>> of place *for free*?
>> Corporations don't - in my experience - give away lots of money out of
>> the goodness of their hearts.
>> -- jr 'whacky weekend' a