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Re: Pricing model for transit services

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Mon Sep 23 16:16:31 2002

On Mon, 23 Sep 2002, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 12:50:17PM -0700, Lane Patterson wrote:
> > Also, some large ISP's have a policy that you must buy the whole pipe
> > unmetered if your commit is >50% pipe speed.
> Never heard that one, but conversly most ISPs have a minimum commit for

I have, but not 50%.. usually around 75% and the way I've seen it is you pay for
the 75% and that gets you the full pipe unmetered. ie the extra 25% is FOC but
its not really that usable anyhow as you know..


> "big expensive ports". For example, 1 meg commits on FastE ports are
> usually fine because almost nobody still has ports that are only 10Mbit
> Ethernet. But noone in their right mind will give GigE ports to 10Mbit
> committers, for potential abuse reasons and port cost reasons at the very 
> least.
> > And there are at least 4 ways of computing 95th percentile, though I'm sure
> > there've already been threads on this.
> There is only one way, anyone else is computing "something else" that they 
> just happen to bill with. But this sounds like a subject for the NANOG 
> FAQ. :)

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