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Re: Level 3's side of the story
This has always bugged me. Is a Cogent customer sending traffic to a L3 customer or is a L3 customer requesting the traffic from a Cogent customer? Traffic is traffic, L3 has eyeballs, Cogent has content producers. Of course most of the traffic will flow from Cogent -> L3. L3 chose to sell to eyeball customers, Cogent chose to sell to content producers. If the L3 customers didn't create the demand for the traffic then I'm sure Cogent wouldn't be sending them the traffic.
IMHO the only valid complaint L3 has is wether Cogent is hot-potato routing the traffic causing L3 to 'incur more cost'. That should all be spelled out in the peering agreement.
Matthew S. Crocker
Crocker Communications, Inc.
PO BOX 710
Greenfield, MA 01302-0710