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Re: peering charges?

  • From: J. Malcolm
  • Date: Mon Jan 27 00:49:47 1997

Dirk Harms-Merbitz writes:
>Why should it cost more to connect at 100MB/sec vs. 56KB/sec? If the same
>amount of packets are transfered? Why should I pay more beyond the
>one-time cost of buying interface electronics? 

Because what costs money is engineering for peak usage. If you can
send traffic at 100MB/sec instead of 56KB/sec your peak usage can (and
likely will) be much higher.
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