AOL & Cogent

Pete Kruckenberg pete at
Sun Dec 29 05:21:26 UTC 2002

On Sat, 28 Dec 2002, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

> Consider this example: If I buy 100Mbit of transit from
> AboveNet in IAD, odds are you're gonna peer off 75% of
> my traffic locally, without it ever having touched
> expensive longhaul circuits. If I buy 100Mbit of paid
> peering, odds are you're going to be burning longhaul
> circuits carrying most of it all over the world, plus
> the same longhaul carrying it all back to me.

So are any ISPs pricing transit and/or paid-peering
bandwidth (significantly) lower if purchased at an exchange


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