said by 34764170: said by rustydusty:
I LOVE Internap! Direct peering with Shaw in Seattle location
It's not direct peering. InterNAP in Seattle has NTT in their transit mix and Shaw uses NTT as one of their transit providers in addition to TATA, Telia and Level3.
InterNAP buys transit and doesn't use settlement-free peering. I'm sure that they have a variety of reasons for paying for bandwidth, but one of the obvious ones is service, including SLAs that guarantee consistent performance.
Internap peers directly with Shaw in Seattle through the SIX, though.