Variety, On The Media, don't understand the Internet

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Wed May 15 17:29:46 UTC 2013


On Wed, 15 May 2013 11:46:36 -0400, Jean-Francois Mezei said:

> Not all ISPs are fortunate enough to be in a town where there is an
> active exchange with Netflix/Akamai/Google presence.
> 
> For instance, Montréal just recently oopened a peering exchange. While
> this will eventually allow local ISPs to peer with the big content
> providers, until this happens, small ISPs have to get that content via
> paid transit links.

AS1312 isn't particularly large (2 /16s, 30K students, 8K fac/staff), and
Akamai was more than willing to drop a cache unit in our machine room.
And Google was happy to meet us at the upstream end of our link to
the outside world - but I half-suspect that was just because we make their
IPv6 stats look good :)
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