SteveI know your IP addressConsultant
Yorba Linda, CA
reply to Linklist
said by Linklist:I've seen bandwidth bills for Big Content Providers, and I don't think anybody would call it a little: the costs of providing the infrastructure to provide Big Content Sites would just take your breath away.
Yes, video content providers(especially P2P sites), pay for their connection to the internet and the data they move. But a lot of it is delivered thru one straw at their end and thru thousands of straws at the ISP's last mile end. So, while they generate tremendous demand at the ISP end, they pay only a little at their end.
Stephen J. Friedl | Unix Wizard | Microsoft Security MVP | Orange County, California USA | my web site