reply to peeringisdead
Re: Peering needs to change
said by peeringisdead :the reality is cogent routinely tries to violate it's peering agreements by sending more traffic over peering links than they receive. This results in de-peering as it well should. What then happens is cogent then pays the difference it exceeded the peering agreement(as it should) and things go back to normal.
Sprint is a little man with a big ego. They are no longer a real Internet player and only carry a relatively small amount of the Internet traffic.
The reality is "peering" as we know it needs to go away and all Internet traffic should have economic and actual costs/business measures associated with it based on how long the ISP carries the traffic from source to destination.
Just because you are now a Tier1, doesn't mean you should be. The Tier system is completely broken and needs to be flushed.
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