The FCC is planning new net neutrality rules. And they could enshrine pay-for-play. - The Washington Post

Jay Ashworth jra at
Sun Apr 27 22:18:04 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hugo Slabbert" <hslabbert at>

> I guess that's the question here: If additional transport directly
> been POPs of the two parties was needed, somebody has to pay for the
> links. Releases around the deal seemed to indicate that the peering
> was happening at IXs (haven't checked this thoroughly), so at that
> point it would seem reasonable for each party to handle their own
> capacity to the peering points and call it even. No?

And the answer is: at whose instance (to use an old Bell term) is that
traffic moving.

The answer is "at the instance of the eyeball's customers".

So there's no call for the eyeball to charge the provider for it.

-- jra
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