Verizon inks paid peering deal with Netflix

Verizon just became the second ISP to get paid by Netflix for direct peering with the video service. This should lead to faster Netflix streams for Verizon customers, but possibly also more disputes about peering.

The internet is like the old Soviet Union, except it works

The internet has changed the world, boosted the economic fortunes of many and disrupted entire industries. And it has done so despite an interconnection model that’s built on verbal agreements with no contracts and no money changing hands. And governments should just leave it alone.