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Re: The Great Exchange
> In short, I see no economic basis for such metering, and no moves > towards such metering. Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt that we're going > to see any change in this any time soon. There is another reason why some people don't like metering - it makes predicting costs much more difficult. Imagine your local library or university dept trying to budget for internet access. I think I saw a comment that half the cost of a long distance call was collecting the data and processing the billing. Can anybody verify that? > I think it's a North American view of the world, unsurprising on NANOG > :-) Traffic metering is the dominant charging mechanism for permanent > connections in Oz and Connect differentiate traffic based on its > source (domestic/cache/external). How much trouble is it to collect the billing data? What are the relative rates for domestic/cache/external?