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Binge On! - And So This is Net Neutrality?

Except there?s no revenue share here. According to T-Mobile, the streaming partners
aren?t paying anything to T-Mo and T-Mo isn?t paying them. It?s kind of like zero-rating
in that the customers don?t pay bandwidth charges, but it?s different in that the service
provider isn?t being asked to subsidize the network provider (usual implementation of


> On Nov 23, 2015, at 10:42 , Christian Kuhtz <chkuhtz at microsoft.com> wrote:
> I don't know if this is NN or not, but the concept is ancient. Even back in the dark ages of mobile, zero rating and associated rev share were very common.
> Whether this is relevant to NN or not is for lawyers.
> Christian
>> On Nov 20, 2015, at 7:47 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
>> According to:
>> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.engadget.com%2f2015%2f11%2f20%2ffcc-chairman-gives-t-mobiles-binge-on-the-thumbs-up%2f&data=01%7c01%7cchkuhtz%40microsoft.com%7c7c7a1c832d1a4d7d615008d2f1c1ebb0%7c72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7c1&sdata=XFz213dwbX7LmC2FwUAeJn5HP%2bAV9rU6b4dCatA%2b6FM%3d
>> 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.
>> Cheers,
>> -- jr 'whacky weekend' a
>> -- 
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