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Re: cogent+ Level(3) are ok now

  • From: John Payne
  • Date: Tue Nov 01 11:49:18 2005

On Nov 1, 2005, at 9:40 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:

If your business model is to provide flat-rate access, it is not _my_ responsibility to ensure your customers do not use more access than your flat-rate can compensate you to deliver.
That is something that has always confused me about ratio based peering disputes.
Surely it is the responsibility of the content-sucking network to build and engineer to meet the demands of *their* customers (and build the cost of doing that into the pricing model). It appears to me that the content heavy networks are going above and beyond to work around the broken model that the content-suckers have.

What am I missing?