Level 3 Communications Issues Statement Concerning Comcast's Actions

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Nov 29 18:51:09 CST 2010


On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:34:52 PST, Seth Mattinen said:

> My take on this is that settlement free peering only remains free as
> long as it is beneficial to both sides, i.e. equal amounts of traffic
> exchanged.

Equal *value* of traffic exchanged.  A network that has a lot of eyeballs
may be willing to accept some imbalance to connect to a popular source
of content, and that content source is equally motivated to cut some
slack on the ratio to get good access to more eyeballs.

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