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Re: Fair Use Policy
From: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike () swm pp se>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:21:46 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 22 Aug 2012, Sean Harlow wrote:

As far as I can tell, the actual cost of the bits being transferred is so minuscule as to be practically irrelevant for anyone who's not at the scale to be dealing directly with Tier 1 carriers. Capacity costs money, but once it's there utilization is nothing.

The problem the OP is probably dealing with is an incumbant who they are buying capacity from at hugely inflated prices, so all of a sudden the cost of capacity is a significant part of total operating cost.

There are still markets in the world where a megabit/s of capacity can cost hundreds of dollars per month (even when buying tens of them). This is usually due to politics and/or law and thus regulatory problems, but it's still a situation some have to operate in.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike () swm pp se

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