said by fifty nine:
Of course Level 3 is cheaper, but now we pretty much know why.
They're cheaper because they have their own nationwide data network over which they can transfer the data. No need to pay someone else for transit.
They offered to pay Comcast for the hardware necessary to upgrade their interconnects and offered to cold-potato the traffic across their own network to the closest point at which Comcast is willing to interconnect. How much easier on Comcast could they have made it?--
It's wierdo, not weirdo. Yes, I know that's not the 'proper' spelling of the similar english language word.