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Re: Cogent/Level 3 depeering
On Oct 6, 2005, at 2:47 AM, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
Inbound traffic doesn't cost them anything? That old adage only applies toYou are mistaken.
If I sent 100 Gbps outbound and 20 inbound, I can sell 40-60 Gbps of additional inbound for FAR, FAR less than 40-60 Gbps of additional outbound.
Zero cost? Probably not. Trivial cost? Possibly, depends on network.
I know folks who are willing to give away all manner of things, inboundIt doesn't have to scale.
I'm perfectly willing to sell $100K worth of services for $1K worth of cost, knowing I cannot sell $101K because "it does not scale".
And anyone who isn't is probably not doing good business.
But I do agree with you on the "couple years late" thing. Putting Cogent out of business will _not_ make prices go up. (And I'm not even sure this will put them out of biz.) In fact, Cogent is not the "lowest cost provider" any more - at least not for bit pushers.