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Re: routing around Sprint's depeering damage

  • From: Matthew Moyle-Croft
  • Date: Sat Nov 01 20:43:47 2008

Dave Blaine wrote:
There are at least three ways to address this Sprint / Cogent partition
I'd be fairly reluctant to allow the government to get involved in peering relationships too deeply. Australia has some very wierd consquences of our government doing so almost ten years on. One of those is which is that the "Gang of Four" have effectively set a floor price on domestic transit that is much higher than it should be - meaning that much content is delivered to us from overseas because the cost of delivering in Australia to those networks is too high to do so economically. Even a lot of Australian content is hosted overseas for this reason.

Consider that this is in a land where the broadband providers don't have to deliver unlimited for a fixed price.

(Would things have been different without this government directive? Hmm. Dunno. Feel free to discuss).

-- Matthew Moyle-Croft - Internode/Agile - Networks