Telenet advocates legislation to pay for traffic Netflix




The Belgian ISP Telenet advocates legislation to pay for data traffic over its cable network. Services like Netflix and YouTube The cable company wants, because the services now benefit from improvements to the network without needing to invest.

Telenet pumped next five years, half a billion euros in its cable network to allow speeds up to 1Gbit / s and director John Porter says at Channel Z that would see that internet parties help pay part of that cost. the company likes “We found that there is potential to tighten so that the multiple users who take advantage of this high-speed network a fair contribution to the regulation,” said Porter.

It is not inconceivable that there Netflix sympathetic state. The stream company said earlier this year that is paid in exchange for guarantees in some cases agreements with providers conclude . Or YouTube owner Google wants to do the same, remains a question. At present such agreements problematic under Belgian legislation. There will also be European legislation in the area of net neutrality, which makes this type of agreement difficult.

Netflix wants to contracts with providers guaranteed quality and availability of streams for users secure, so customers of that provider rather choose Netflix over a competing service. There are many opponents of such agreements, who believe that providers should treat all Internet traffic, from which service is also the same.

It is unknown whether the Telenet keeps this call or that the cable company is taking active steps to make. Paying ‘heavy users’ possible for its network

Update 15:24: Netflix appears to have paid agreements with providers, not advocate says a recent


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