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Re: Overall Netflix bandwidth usage numbers on a network?
From: Matthew Petach <mpetach () netflight com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:43:48 -0800

On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Jason Lixfeld <jason () lixfeld ca> wrote:

On 2011-12-12, at 4:22 PM, Simon Lockhart <simon () slimey org> wrote:

I guess most (i.e. those
which aren't Akamai) are more concerned with making money than with delivering
a good service to the end user.

Really?  I always thought that higher profits and buying transit were mutually exclusive relative to higher profits 
and openly peering.

So what you are saying is that one stands to make more by paying upstreams for bit swapping?  How's that work?

If the argument is that the opex required for maintaining peering relationships is too expensive relative to the 
direct and indirect cost of buying bandwidth, I love to be edumacated on how that math actually works because it 
makes absolutely no sense to me.

I'm somewhat assuming you're trolling here.  :/

but just in case...

the lost revenue from peering with someone when you could be
charging them transit prices is the tradeoff being referred to
here; Level3 isn't in the business of paying upstreams for
bandwidth.  (well, other than comcast, but that's a different
thread entirely.  And yes, I suppose that would be me trolling.
Bad Matt!)

Matt


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