RE: Backbone IP network Economics - peering and transit


That is way too cynical ... and does not address the question of whether
building your own transport ever runs counter to the Internet as a

There are business justifications that underpin peering relationships
... and they are based on understanding (or ... "philosophy") ....


Cynical? Gee, I hope so. Anyone who reads that sort of fluff needs to be
cynical. Lack of appropriate cynicism led, in part, to the "recent
unpleasantness" in the telecommunications industry.

Words like "enabling", "leveraging", "mindshare", "b2b", "e-*", "i-*", et
al, are considered harmful to fruitful operational discussion :slight_smile: