S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge

jim deleskie deleskie at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 16:29:31 UTC 2021

Having done peering for many $big_boys_club and $small_isps, it always
comes down to politics, $$ and time.  The balance may change but end of day
its those variables and its a painful game some days.  From all sides :(


On Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 1:07 PM Laura Smith via NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>

> > The bad news now, is, there are plenty of many, small, local
> > and regional ISP's who are willing to do whatever it takes to
> > work with the content providers. All that's required is some
> > network, a half-decent data centre and an exchange point. Gone
> > are the days where customers clamored to sign up with Big
> > Telco.
> Speaking as one of those smaller ISPs willing to do whatever it takes,
> perhaps you could answer me this riddle.....
> - PoP in one of your "half-decent data centres" ... tick.
> - Connnection to one of your "exchange point" ... tick.
> - $certain_large_cdn present on said "exchange point" ... tick.
> And yet .....
> - $certain_large_cdn publishes routes on route server ? Nope.
> - $certain_large_cdn willing to establish direct peering session ? Nope.
> I am well aware of the "big boys club" that operates at most exchanges
> where the large networks see it beneath them to peer with (or publish
> routes for the benefit of) the unwashed masses.
> But I struggle to comprehend why $certain_large_cdn would effectively cut
> off their nose to spite their face ?
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