The Xfinity on demand pay per view content already exists on network as the content doesn't exist on outside of the Comcast's internal network (aka the Internet). Think of it like a large Local Area Connection.
I'm heavily against caps as I already said before they don't solve Internet congestion. I just find it a poor argument to argue on this. If Netflix has its content within Comcast's internal network, then there's a problem.
Content hoarding and licensing will be a large problem to solve. If only competition existed to force companies to improve their infrastructure...
However, what you are arguing would amount to Comcast doing 1 of 2 things.
1.) Have any bandwidth heavy services (any popular services really) put servers in the Comcast Intranet. Which more than likely would not be free and would be at Comcast's sole discretion and not available to all (big or small / direct competitor or not).
2.) Comcast finds a way to charge extra for the delivery of content their users request from companies that wont do #1 or that Comcast deems not important enough to allow option #1.
Next I would ask, is NBC's network really part of Comcast network physically AND logically? Does it cross ANY public internet portion through peering at all or is it dedicated circuit in the same IP block as Comcast?
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Well what do you know? Caps do #2 now, don't they? Comcast certainly has those.
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reply to HaloFans Any congestion is last mile from Comcast not dedicating enough channel space to HSI allowing saturation if you have a bunch of simultaneous users. Congestion at the headend is a myth.