Network Value

Michael Dillon michael at
Thu Aug 13 00:49:01 UTC 1998

On Wed, 12 Aug 1998, Leo Bicknell wrote:

> distribution will be highly asymmetrical.  In this situation what
> metrics do you use to assess the value of the peering arrangement?

Value involves money so that is the best metric. Do the backbone customers
pay money for access? Do the web hosting customers pay money for access?
Yes in both cases so the problem is reduced to engineering the best
network to supply that quality of access that the customers have paid for.
Maybe GTEI sees itself as a bargain basement cheap low quality provider
and wants to dominate that market niche?

Michael Dillon                 -               Internet & ISP Consulting
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