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Solution16553
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Solution16553,
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12/11/2016 | 5:54:18 PM
Re: Incorrect characterization...
Chiefexe79184, It sounds like you are affiliated with Layer3. You mention Layer3 nertwork. Where is that available? It appears to me that my only choice in the Western suburbs of Chicago is Comcast, and their 1TB cap bothers me.
KBode
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10/24/2016 | 4:03:12 PM
Re: Incorrect characterization...
I'd agree. And while that's less of a problem when you're paying less money for something like Netflix, it seems much more important when you're pitching consumers a $100 cable replacement where quality is a priority. 
danielcawrey
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10/24/2016 | 1:07:51 PM
Re: Incorrect characterization...
I think it's great to see there are increase options for video subscriptions - and not just cable. That being said, I am starting to get a bit concerned these services are going to hit broadband data caps. They are data-intensive, and almost every broadband company has a cable offering they'd rather not be impinged upon. 
jbtombes
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10/24/2016 | 10:09:17 AM
Re: Layer3 TV MVPD service isn't OTT
Yes, there's some confusion in the term. One understanding would designate OTT when video, audio, etc. is delivered via Internet without an MSO or MVPD involved. But if Layer3 qualifies as one of those entities, in controling and distributing the content, is it no longer OTT? Likewise, when an MSO launches on-demand or linear programming "over the top" of its own insfrastructure, is that OTT? Or is OTT simply the delivery of IP packets, regardless?
msilbey
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msilbey,
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10/22/2016 | 4:57:04 PM
Re: Layer3 TV MVPD service isn't OTT
If it travels over the open Internet in the last mile, I don't see how it can be anything but. Netflix also maintains video delivery infrastructure, but it's still an OTT service. Perhaps the definition of OTT is the problem here. 
ChiefExe79184
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10/22/2016 | 1:15:07 AM
Layer3 TV MVPD service isn't OTT
The author's description of Layer3 TV as an "OTT" service is not accurate. 
msilbey
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msilbey,
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10/21/2016 | 3:12:56 PM
Layer3 TV as an OTT service
Now that we know Layer3 TV is an OTT service - at least in the DC area - broadband data caps become an issue. Streaming Netflix is one thing, but streaming an entire line-up of TV strikes me as a bigger concern for consumers. I wonder how Layer3 plans to address.
mendyk
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10/21/2016 | 2:32:44 PM
Re: Incorrect characterization...
It would be helpful for Layer3 to spell out exactly how its service works. Given the choice between clear guidance and speculative "characterizations," reporters will opt for the former. It's easier and it serves the purpose. In this response, for instance, the phrase "may or may not be given priority" could use some clarification.
ChiefExe79184
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10/21/2016 | 1:00:14 PM
Incorrect characterization...
The article is incorrect in several areas, one of which relates to network traffic. As of today, once on the last mile network of an ISP other than Layer3, Layer3 traffic is given no special treatment or exemption - there is no "sectioning off". The last mile networks of most major ISPs are more than capable of handling robust video services, including those of Layer3, without the need for any special treatment or "sectioning off".  Of course when on a Layer3 network, there are never any data caps and our traffic may or may not be given priority.  Maybe that is where the confusion set in as there are some locations where Layer3 is building out ISP services and is available on private IP networks. 

We are making doubly sure our reps give all our customers correct information, but unfortunately, when reporters who are searching for a story craft questions in a way to get an answer that a independant sales rep doesn't actually have, or understand the actual question being asked, the reporting isn't always correct.  All that aside, welcome to Layer3 and if the way we work with a given ISP changes, as a customer you'll be the first to know!
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