Peering and Network Cost

James Bensley jwbensley at
Thu May 21 09:52:50 UTC 2015

On 17 April 2015 at 16:53, Justin Wilson - MTIN <lists at> wrote:
> Peering and peering on an exchange are two different things.  Peering at an exchange has several benefits other than the simple cost of transit.  If you are in a large data center which charges fees for cross connects a single cross connect to an exchange can save you money.
> Peering can also be a sales tool.  If you buy from a VOIP provider and are peered with them your latency and such will go down.  You also have more control over the QOS over that peer.  This can be spun into marketing.
> Not to toot our own horn but we put together a list of benefits for our IX customers:
> Also, a good article at:

I also have a similar working document that I'd welcome feedback on to improve;

I've used it once to help an ISP evalutate peering and started them in
the world of public peering. I'm now going through that proces again
with another ISP and again they will start public peering soon, having
used this doc in both cases as an intro/FAQ for them.


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