peering charges?

Jim McManus jmcmanus at UU.NET
Sun Jan 26 15:37:29 UTC 1997

Or...since the business model of many (but not all) major web sites is
related to advertising, they should pay isp's for access to their audience
(client base of isp).  It is the audience that makes the web site more
valuable....not the other way around.


At 12:11 AM 1/26/97 -0800, Jonathan Heiliger wrote:
>On Sat, 25 Jan 1997, Vadim Antonov wrote:
>|} There are no settlements because traffic has little relevance to
>|} relative worth of connectivity from one provider to another.  The large
>|} ISPs are generally interested in market share or peers, not in volume
>|} of mutual traffic. 
>Large ISPs should probably be interested in access to content, without it
>their users could find the Internet a very boring place.

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