Level 3 Communications Issues Statement Concerning Comcast's Actions

Jon Lewis jlewis at lewis.org
Tue Nov 30 09:43:22 CST 2010


On Mon, 29 Nov 2010, Seth Mattinen wrote:

> On 11/29/10 3:59 PM, Leo Bicknell wrote:
>>
>> But this isn't a technology problem, or a ratio problem.
>
> Comcast's blog specifically mentions unbalanced ratios as an issue.

They're an "eyes network".  What do they expect?  Look at typical traffic 
profiles for home users.  They send out tiny requests, and receive big 
packets of data (web pages, images, streaming media).

I find it ironic that when we were an "eyes network" of dial-up users, we 
bought transit to bring traffic in for our customers.  Now that we're a 
hosting network and our transit bandwidth is lopsided the other direction, 
the big "eyes networks" are saying we should pay them to deliver the 
traffic their customers request.

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