Yahoo recently appointed Mike Kail, who formerly worked at Netflix, as its new CIO and senior vice president of infrastructure.
If a champion of the people was supposed to have emerged from the "public dialog" about how the Open Internet problem was to sort itself out, that champion was difficult to see for all the smoke.
While some net neutrality advocates have elevated the issue to the level of a human rights debate, one advocate is suggesting it be deflated to that of a business arrangement.
When it comes to big content providers, it doesn't get much bigger than Netflix.
What is interesting is how Netflix distributes the huge amount of content to its storage servers. It prepopulates them--sneakernet style--prior to shipping the servers out for deployment.
Netflix will be offered on some U.S. cable provider set-top boxes for the first time.
Yahoo might try its hand at orginal Hollywood TV programming if reports are correct.
If the consumption of downstream bandwidth were the real issue here, argues Reed Hastings, then ISPs would owe fees to upstream services. Okay, maybe that's a non-argument, but it does make the current state of affairs seem just a little sillier.
Everyone should have the goal of publishing for an audience of one, but Netflix might have achieved that goal.
Why it's Hulu, of course. That's what's gumming up your network. Duh.