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  • From: Ringdahl, Dwight (WebUseNet)
  • Date: Wed Dec 18 21:20:29 2002

>> Thing is if your connection is completely full one way, it'll effect
>> traffic the other way too. 

My thoughts are Cogents primary customers are sites that are looking for
very cheap bandwidth, which most likely is adult content. Therefore they
would look more like a content provider than a transit provider.

My question, being a content network, is how would AOL expect them to have a
balanced pipe? AOL is all eyeballs, and really doesn't have much content
which is useful outside of their user base. Especially if you already peer
with Time Warner in other sites.

When ISP's peer I would have thought it is to prevent having to pay transit
companies like Level3 for the bandwidth. This leads me to believe there
might be something more to this, like maybe the spam spewed from the adult
sites. Just a guess, anyone have any hard data?

Dwight




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