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Re: is this like a peering war somehow?
From: James <james () towardex com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 13:16:44 -0500


On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:45:18PM +0000, Edward B. DREGER wrote:

DG> Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 00:49:12 -0500
DG> From: Daniel Golding

DG> The RBOCs need to get over this - they are floundering around to try and
DG> find a way to recoup network costs. This is one front. IMS is another. I

It's not just RBOCs.  Approximately five years back I approached a 
cableco about peering.  They wanted to charge more for peering than what 
they did for transit.  Justification?  "It's priority access to our 
customers."

Note that it was NOT due to transit costs.  They still wanted the higher 
fee if one ran a private line directly to their POP.

This was for a mostly-content network.  So much for content/eyeball 
synergy.

Well, since content/eyeball is a two-way street and goes both ways, I
would not be surprised when some major content network starts telling
access networks to pay up to peer or otherwise to gain access to their
content.

BellSouth is better off buying transit from Cogent and forget this
"how do we make the most money off of our access network" mantra ;)

James


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