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Re: UUNET Pulling Peering Agreements & replacing them with charging under non-disclosure?
On Fri, May 02, 1997 at 06:43:08AM -0400, Stephen Balbach wrote: > > > First it was AGIS (but who cares about AGIS?). Now UUNET. Tomorrow who? > > MCI? As UUNET and others of the big five move to consolidate their > > markets.......... let UUNET put the smaller national backbones against the > > wall and whom do the rest of ISP's have to rely on? Those ISPs who did > > not get hit in UUNET's first round of cuts. Will you get it in the neck in > > the second or the third round? > > The only thing UUNET is cutting is Internet trees, and there are some who > are protesting by hugging them. Clear out the chaff for next seasons > crops. > > Buying connectivity from an ISP who peers with UUNET, or buying direct > from UUNET, is a lot cheaper then building a national DS-3/OC-3 backbone > and trying to be default free - this is not about UUNET cuting throats, > it's about large and small ISP's examining thier business model. > > .stb Actually, it could become about not buying from MFS/Worldcom/UUNET. It just became that way for MCSNet, for example. Vote with your wallets. Both parties get equal value out of a peering exchange. The originating site got paid by their customer, and the terminating side got paid by theirs. Trying to extort money to peer is exactly that - extortion. The argument about national backbones costing money is a red herring. OF COURSE they cost money. But they open business markets to you that are otherwise closed - being able to sell in multiple cities without the customer having to backhaul on their own, VPNs across geographical areas, etc. If you don't like the price:performance balance of that equation, then you shouldn't build one. -- -- Karl Denninger (karl@MCS.Net)| MCSNet - The Finest Internet Connectivity http://www.mcs.net/~karl | T1's from $600 monthly to FULL DS-3 Service | 99 Analog numbers, 77 ISDN, http://www.mcs.net/ Voice: [+1 312 803-MCS1 x219]| NOW Serving 56kbps DIGITAL on our analog lines! Fax: [+1 312 803-4929] | 2 FULL DS-3 Internet links; 400Mbps B/W Internal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -