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Re: peering charges?
From: Nathan Stratton <nathan () netrail net>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 10:30:12 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 26 Jan 1997, Jonathan Heiliger wrote:

On Sat, 25 Jan 1997, Vadim Antonov wrote:

|} There are no settlements because traffic has little relevance to
|} relative worth of connectivity from one provider to another.  The large
|} ISPs are generally interested in market share or peers, not in volume
|} of mutual traffic. 

Large ISPs should probably be interested in access to content, without it
their users could find the Internet a very boring place.

Yes, and the current peering requirements are enough to keep most small
ISPs from growing. I am spending 10s of thousands a month over what I need
to spend just because people want to see full DS3 network. I can
understand people would want me to be at all NAPs, but why should I need
10X the bandwidth I need for my customers?

There are also problems with providers saying that I need to be at every
NAP they are at, but what do I do when say a NAP in the east can't give me
a connection? They first don't want to let me in at all, then they say
that we can't connect until they get a new gigaswitch. I was able to get a
gigaswitch for my NAP in 24 hours, why would it take 6 weeks?


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