Surcharge for providing Internet routes?

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Mon May 3 15:24:44 UTC 2010

On May 3, 2010, at 10:43 AM, Will Hargrave wrote:
> On 3 May 2010, at 05:27, Matthew Petach wrote:
>> In Asia, there is a popular, but incorrectly named product offering
>> that many ISPs sell called "domestic transit" which they sell
>> for price $X; for "full routes" you often pay $2X-$3X.  I grind my
>> teeth every time I hear it, since "transit" doesn't mean "to select
>> parts of the internet" in most people's eyes.  It's really a paid
>> peering offering, but no matter how much I try to correct people,
>> the habit of calling it "domestic transit" still persists.  :(
> This is relatively common in europe too - normally under the name 'partial transit'.

At least they are naming it correctly.

> paid peering: [provider AS] + [providers customers] 
> partial transit: [provider AS] + [providers customers] + [providers peers]
> Pricing is typically 5-20% of the cost of full routes, and will provide in the region of 40-120k routes.

And pricing it correctly!

Let's see, transit is at $1/Mbps, so I can get 120K prefixes for $0.05/Mbps? <snicker>


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