"potential new and different architectural approach" to solve theComcast - L3 dispute

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Fri Dec 17 17:32:21 CST 2010


On 12/17/2010 12:45 PM, Lamar Owen wrote:
> But content providers already pay more for their 'service' than the typical asymmetric-towards-the-customer bandwidth user does.
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Agreed, though I think they pay less than most eyeball networks pay (the 
ISP, not the user), depending on where they host it (we have a lot of 
hauling we have to do).

I'd also note, that the Internet is continuing to push more towards 
blurring the lines of content provider/eyeball, as p2p continues to be 
deployed with more technologies and for more uses. As households are 
constantly on, there is benefit in the household hosting content which 
can be reached directly by those you are sharing it to. As the market 
shifts to containing a larger market share of households with symmetric 
bandwidth, we can expect to see this improve (asymmetric last miles has 
hindered many innovations).


Jack




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