routing around Sprint's depeering damage

Matthew Moyle-Croft mmc at
Sun Nov 2 00:43:25 UTC 2008

Dave Blaine wrote:
> There are at least three ways to address this Sprint / Cogent partition
I'd be fairly reluctant to allow the government to get involved in 
peering relationships too deeply. Australia has some very wierd 
consquences of our government doing so almost ten years on.   One of 
those is which is that the "Gang of Four" have effectively set a floor 
price on domestic transit that is much higher than it should be - 
meaning that much content is delivered to us from overseas because the 
cost of delivering in Australia to those networks is too high to do so 
economically.   Even a lot of Australian content is hosted overseas for 
this reason.

Consider that this is in a land where the broadband providers don't have 
to deliver unlimited for a fixed price.

(Would things have been different without this government directive?  
Hmm.  Dunno.  Feel free to discuss).

Matthew Moyle-Croft - Internode/Agile - Networks

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