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Re: peering charges?
From: Michael Dillon <michael () memra com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 11:31:49 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 27 Jan 1997, Dirk Harms-Merbitz wrote:

An simplified example. Lets say I have a direct T1 between A and B. A
starts to transfer 4 GBytes from B to A and uses 100% of the bandwidth. 
Then B starts another transfer of 4GBytes from A to B. Both now use 50% of
the bandwidth and each transfer takes twice as long. 

T1's are bidirectional. Only the ACK's slow down the transfer a tiny bit.

That pricing model is the problem. You are asked to pay for the potential
of transporting data, not for transporting data. Circuit switching's
heritage. Packet networks need a different pricing model.

I think the success of the global Internet shows that packet networks
don't need a different pricing model. The pricing model is part of the
reason for their success.


Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
Memra Software Inc.              -                  Fax: +1-250-546-3049
http://www.memra.com             -               E-mail: michael () memra com

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