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Re: peering charges?

  • From: Paul A Vixie
  • Date: Sun Jan 26 12:08:11 1997

> >Large ISPs should probably be interested in access to content, without it
> >their users could find the Internet a very boring place.
> 
> Not only that.  They are also interested in peer's customer population
> gaining access to content (and ads) published by their own customers.

In other words there is a lot more money to be made by peering openly and
having excellent crossbar-like connectivity through a lot of peering points
than by worrying about ways that peering with you enables your competitors
to sell more circuits.  I have heard that there may be a panel debate on
this subject at the upcoming NANOG meeting.
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