North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: a question about the economics of peering

  • From: Arman
  • Date: Fri Nov 30 15:05:40 2001

Daniel Golding wrote:
> Hmm. Congested public exchange points were a reality at some point in the
> past. They are now a recurrent myth, thanks to the demise of FDDI EPs and
> the rise of GigE EPs. There is little congestion, at this point. Of course,
> this could be because most Internet traffic is exchanged over private
> peering.
> I think that most clued folks are largely uninterested in hop-count. Latency
> is much more important.

that depends on your primary application, latency is not important for
streaming or downloads.