[LINK] 'true' cost of bandwidth?

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Sun May 3 13:45:14 AEST 2009

Scott Howard wrote:

> What a completely bogus argument.  I'd expect that of Slashdot, but not of
> the NY Times.  This is equivalent to claiming that if one day everyone
> decided to avoid Victoria Road in Sydney, then the cost to the government
> would be exactly the same as on a day when the entire Sydney population
> tried to use it.  That statement is completely true, of course, but it's
> also completely irrelevant to the true cost of maintaining the
> infrastructure involved.

I don't think congestion is an issue with operating a network (although
it would affect service levels). However, whether your peering was
settlement free or not would certainly matter.


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