Cogent - Google - HE Fun

Owen DeLong owen at
Thu Mar 10 16:56:51 UTC 2016

> On Mar 10, 2016, at 08:24 , Chris Adams <cma at> wrote:
> Once upon a time, Owen DeLong <owen at> said:
>> In fairness, however, this is because he is not Google’s customer, he
>> is Google’s product. Google is selling him (well, information about him
>> anyway) to their customers. They gather this information by offering
>> certain things he wants in exchange for him allowing them to collect
>> and redistribute this data.
> False supposition; Google does actually sell services as well.  $DAYJOB
> pays Google for services, and has paid Cogent for network access.

Not my assumption… Assumption included from Bill Herrin’s message…

> Google, by contrast, makes no demand that Cogent pay them even though
> you are not paying Google for service. 

(Underline added for emphasis)


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