[discuss] [ISOC_KE] Fwd: Who should Pay for Netflix?

Mwendwa Kivuva Kivuva at transworldafrica.com
Mon Mar 24 02:05:43 UTC 2014

The answer seems to lie on the text below. As a consumer, I don't see
why I should pay for a service I don't use.

>> When Netflix delivered its movies by mail, the cost of delivery was
>> included in the price their customer paid.  It would've been neither right
>> nor legal for Netflix to demand a customer's neighbors pay the cost of
>> delivering his movie.  Yet that's effectively what Mr. Hastings is
>> demanding here, and in rather self-righteous fashion.  Netflix may now be
>> using an Internet connection instead of the Postal Service, but the same
>> principle applies.  If there's a cost of delivering Mr. Hastings's movies
>> at the quality level he desires - and there is - then it should be borne
>> by Netflix and recovered in the price of its service.

But that answer negates net-neutrality principles : All internet
traffic should be treated equal. It's a tough debate

Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya

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