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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?