TeleFrieden: Better Than Best Efforts Routing of Mission Critical Traffic and the FCC:
"It appears that the FCC will permit exceptions to the standard, plain vanilla best efforts routing standard for Internet traffic, such as the paid peering arrangement recently negotiated between Comcast and Netflix. In both academic and applied papers I have supported this option, with several major conditions e.g., Net Bias and the Treatment of 'Mission-Critical' Bits.
With no opposition that I have seen, companies like Akamai offer better than best efforts routing of “mission critical” traffic from content source to last mile, “retail” Internet Service Providers. This service improves the odds for congestion-free delivery of “mission critical” traffic, e.g., live video streaming. It appears that the FCC intends to permit better than best efforts routing options for retail ISPs." 'via Blog this'