a question about the economics of peering

Arman arman at unitedlayer.com
Fri Nov 30 20:00:36 UTC 2001

Daniel Golding wrote:
> Hmm. Congested public exchange points were a reality at some point in the
> past. They are now a recurrent myth, thanks to the demise of FDDI EPs and
> the rise of GigE EPs. There is little congestion, at this point. Of course,
> this could be because most Internet traffic is exchanged over private
> peering.
> I think that most clued folks are largely uninterested in hop-count. Latency
> is much more important.

that depends on your primary application, latency is not important for
streaming or downloads.

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