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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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reply to hottboiinnc

Re: TATA

Not that easy. Comcast would probably charge exorbitant colo fees because...you know...Netflix competes with their cable TV service.

Also, it takes a lot of money to build a CDN. Particularly one that's deep within an ISP. That's why Akamai is so xpensive...


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
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said by iansltx:

Not that easy. Comcast would probably charge exorbitant colo fees because...you know...Netflix competes with their cable TV service.

Also, it takes a lot of money to build a CDN. Particularly one that's deep within an ISP. That's why Akamai is so xpensive...

Actually Akamai is not that expensive when you consider what you're getting for the money. Of course Level 3 is cheaper, but now we pretty much know why.

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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Akamai charges per GB of transfer, not for storage. Their cost per GB is higher than that of any other CDN (Highwinds, MaxCDN, BitGravity, LLNW), even when you don't include Level3.

wierdo

join:2001-02-16
Tulsa, OK
reply to fifty nine
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?
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