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Re: cogent+ Level(3) are ok now

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Tue Nov 01 07:28:28 2005

Hi John,

> Even with cold-potato routing, there is an expense in handling increased
> levels of traffic that is destined for your network.  This increase in traffic
> often has no new revenue associated with it, because it is fanning out to
> thousands of flat-rate consumer/small-business connections (e.g. DSL)
> where billing is generally by peak capacity not usage.

not true for cogent tho, we know that virtually all their traffic is usage based 
transit customers