Netflix expects to have most of its traffic served by Open Connect "eventually," Netflix VP of Content Delivery Ken Florance noted in this blog post about the project. Florance estimates that about 5 percent of Netflix data is already served by Open Connect. Netflix hopes to entice ISPs by offering to install Open Connect servers at their data centers for free or having those ISPs peer with the Open Connect network at common Internet exchanges -- also for no charge.
Several major service operators have already gone down this path, including Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), which is using a private CDN for its set-top box VoD service and overarching Project Infinity initiative. (See Comcast's 'Project Infinity' Takes Flight .)
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable