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Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-10-04 15:28
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-09-28 19:00
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-09-20 18:54
See my Forbes post: "Netflix Crushes Its Own Momentum" here.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-09-16 12:01
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-09-06 11:58
Netflix' continues to exhibit serious difficulties grasping basic economics, competition and value.
First, Netflix is lowering its value to customers.
Second, Netflix is shifting its costs to its customers.
Third, Netflix is chasing away the premium content its subscribers demand.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2011-08-11 13:35
FreePress and its allies continue to harass the FCC for not supporting its radical Luddite vision of rolling back the Internet to its pre-1994 days when it was Government-owned and operated, and used only by a small elite, before it was privatized by the Clinton-Gore Administration an became a worldwide phenomenon enjoyed by most everyone most everywhere.
FreePress, Public Knowledge and their allies continue to fantasize about turning the Internet into an information commons and a "dumb pipe" network.
FreePress criticized the FCC Chairman in TR Daily for his common sense mainstream view that broadband providers can and should emply usage-based pricing.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-08-03 12:40
FreePress with its "all complaints all the time" approach to advocacy has been caught once again "crying wolf" when there was no real problem or threat.
FreePress also continues to cry wolf about its spurious tethering" complaint against Verizon because users are prevented from unauthorized tethering of additional devices trying to bypass users' terms of service agreement.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-08-02 13:20
There's more powerful evidence from Capitol Hill that the FCC's beleaguered Open Internet/net neutrality regulations are in serious trouble.
First, on July 27th, eleven GOP Senators on the Senate Commerce Committee requested in a letter, that the FCC conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the FCC's Open Internet Order, given the President's recent Executive Order directing independent agencies to reduce burdensome regulations.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-07-26 17:44
Netflix continues to throw stones at the common economic practice of usage-based pricing, to which broadband carriers are naturally migrating, all while Netflix stands inside a glass house filled with mis-managed usage pricing practices.
Netflix as Stone Thrower:
In a concerted campaign for net neutrality regulation that would ban broadband usage caps or pricing, Netflix has generated a:
Netflix as Glass House:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-07-26 11:07
Those interested in the ultimate legal fate of the FCC's beleaguered Open Internet order, should not miss Randy May's outstanding analysis of the D.C. Appeals Court's latest thinking on the FreeStateBlog.
Simply, Randy keenly spotlights a very relevant recent D.C. Court of Appeals decision overturning an SEC rule as a precursor/analogous decision of how that court will likely view the FCC's controversial Open Internet Order.
Randy is dead on that this Court is very likely to show very little tolerance for the FCC's scant and lame justification for net neutrality regulation -- a justification that can be encapsulated in the well-known phrase of those who can't defend their position on the merits: "because we say so."