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Netflix, iPlayer, YouTube, and the like, are now the dominant sources of traffic on the Internet. Recent studies observe that competing adaptive video streaming applications generate flows that lead to instability, under-utilization, and unfairness in bottleneck link sharing within the network. Additional measurements suggest there may also be a negative impact on users' perceived quality of service as a consequence. While it may be intuitive to resolve application-generated issues at the application layer, in this presentation I shall demonstrate the merits of a network layer solution. I will present a new network-layer metric that reflects user experience. A performance evaluation using our open-source implementation in the home environment reveals that the network-layer may just be the right place to attack the general problem.