Netflix CEO Reed Hastings shares his thoughts on NBN, data quotas and VPNs in Australia
My takeouts :
1. "With NBN, Australia has jumped to be one of the leaders in the world in internet infrastructure" - this is an early call. Australia is still a long way behind and might just catchup as the rest of the world moves on to Gigabit networking
2. ?There?s no reason for data caps. We want to make the internet unmetered. Period. The capped model is antiquated: we want to make it about speed" - this might make sense for Netflix but won?t it encourage carriers to get high end users off their network. It seems Netflix sees the internet just like health care - low end users should subsidise high end users. But wait they are still trying to get rid of Obamacare in America
3. "Piracy is really the problem around the world. The VPN scenario is someone who wants to pay and can?t quite pay. The basic solution is for Netflix to get global and have its content be the same all around the world so there?s no incentive to [use a VPN].? At least we can agree on something.