I’m not sure if this was the intention, but it definitely sounded like netflix would consider just uploading random garbage to balance out their traffic flow. The funny part is I read comcast as saying the same. “Just find a way to upload something… Wink wink.”
Netflix engineering has long described itself as the world’s largest logging system, so they do actually upload more than people think, but obviously not on the same order as streaming video.
Interesting that Netflix is exploring a p2p delivery system just as Spotify is shutting down the massive one they’ve relied on for years