[LINK] NBN Co's 'Netflix tax' slammed as push to protect net neutrality grows

Paul Brooks pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au
Wed Jul 3 14:34:17 AEST 2019

The kickoff article is at
https://www.itnews.com.au/news/nbn-co-floats-its-own-netflix-tax-527507, after the
question in the NBN confidential discussion paper was published by CommsDay a few days
Declaration: I'm quoted.

FWIW, I didn't coin or use the term 'Netflix tax', and at this stage we really don't
know what they might have been thinking when they posed it.
But after the term has spread, I'm hoping they take on board the message that whatever
they might have been thinking, if it would result in increased charges, its a non-starter.

I'm not sure the Network Neutrality argument applies, since presumably whatever 'price
response' mechanism would apply to all video streaming equally, but it certainly has
gotten 'buzzword bingo' journos buzzing.


On 3/07/2019 1:30 pm, Antony Broughton Barry wrote:
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