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Re: Pricing model for transit services

  • From: Alex Rubenstein
  • Date: Mon Sep 23 11:31:11 2002



> - flat fee for a L Mbps link

Also known as 'fractional' or 'tiered.' $x for y mb/s, and it is
rate-limited.


> - volume based, y $ per Mbps (95% quantile) for a L Mbps link
> - burstable, flat fee for x Mbps on a L Mbps and z $ per Mbps above x

These two are essentially the same. You do have three variations of
usage-based, however:

a) vth percentile: $x per y zzzbits/sec, with a t committment.
Occasionally, any usage over t has a different price.

b) 'Average usage', which is is the same as A, but using an averaging
measurement system, rather than a percentile system (50th percentile is
NOT the same as, or even relevant to, average).

c) counting bytes: $x per y bytes.


-- Alex Rubenstein, AR97, K2AHR, alex@nac.net, latency, Al Reuben --
--    Net Access Corporation, 800-NET-ME-36, http://www.nac.net   --






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