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RE: Multicast Traffic on Backbones

  • From: David Schwartz
  • Date: Fri Jun 15 20:28:16 2001


> David Schwartz wrote:

> > John Olp wrote:

> >> The argument that multicast should be billed based on the number of
> >> receivers is flawed.  Those receivers are already being billed
> >> based on the bandwidth they use regardless of source.

> > They are billed by their ISP for the traffic they receive. This
> > doesn't cover the cost of sending the data to them on the sourcing
> > ISP. This is why you pay for both traffic you send and for traffic
> > you receive. Both cost your provider money to do for you.
 
> Nice bit of double-billing.
 
> One packet traverses the network, and two people pay for it.
 
> -- David

	You mean one packet traverses *TWO* networks, don't you?

	DS
 




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