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Contracts (was: Re: Cogent/Level 3 depeering)

  • From: Deepak Jain
  • Date: Thu Oct 06 16:53:23 2005

There is another point here. For anyone signing contracts where the buyer has significant bargaining power with the seller, you can
specifically stipulate that connectivity to the seller's network is
not-good-enough to save them from paying an SLA event or indeed
breaching the contract. (What is good enough is left as an exercise to
the reader).

Sellers may wish to push that risk onto the buyer's, but if history
is any judge, buyer's are remiss in accepting that liability and risk without a significant financial incentive. (such as a huge discount
over prevailing rates).