“Not” Neutrality?

In early May, my Internet Middleman post described how a tiny number of very large broadband network operators, mostly in the United States, are using their market power to try to extract arbitrary access charges, and in so doing, are degrading the service they sold to their paying broadband customers. They achieve this degradation by…


Verizon’s Accidental Mea Culpa

David Young, Vice President, Verizon Regulatory Affairs recently published a blog post suggesting that Netflix themselves are responsible for the streaming slowdowns Netflix’s customers have been seeing. But his attempt at deception has backfired. He has clearly admitted that Verizon is deliberately constraining capacity from network providers like Level 3 who were chosen by Netflix…


When the Middleman and ISP are Aligned

We have received numerous questions and comments on the congestion information that I shared on Internet interconnection in the U.S. and Europe. We thought it would be helpful to provide a bit more detail to create more open dialogue on these important issues. The measurement statistics that we used to evaluate congestion were from the…