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Re: Sprint peering policy

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Sat Jun 29 10:41:34 2002

On Sat, Jun 29, 2002 at 07:51:43AM -0000, Joseph T. Klein wrote:
> It also seems to me that tier 1s that try to get revenue from hosting
> and data centers ends up shooting themselves in the foot when they
> refuse to peer with broadband providers. They get paid by people who
> want good connectivity. Big web customer wants the guy at the end of the
> broadband connection to have a good experience. Tier 1, by depeering or
> not peering is keeping paying clients from have an optimized network
> environment. The smart customers start checking out alternatives where
> they are not blocked from optimum network performance by the policies of
> a peer unfriendly tier 1 hosting company.
> Vijay is correct that the peering is based on both parties perceived
> value. IMHO - Some of the tier 1 highly over value themselves (in terms
> of network importance) to the detriment of those tier 1s' customers and
> cashflow.

What about the other way around, eyeball providers who depeer content
providers so they can try to sell content hosting. I think this is
something Vijay may be more familiar with. :)

Richard A Steenbergen <>
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