On 30/03/2007 1:06 p.m., Stewart Fleming wrote:
Oh, and on your point about universities, I think you will find that most
(all?) of them already peer. UoA, which is far-and-away the largest university
in the country, certainly peers at APE.
Help me out here. What incentives can I (as operator of a local
exchange) now offer to a University to convince it that peering locally
is a Good Idea when they have KAREN?
It's the community sharing thing - get the big local content generators
and consumers on there (City Council, University, hospital, local ISPs
etc) and it should all work out. Maybe do the big 3 free for the first
X months and then they can see if its worth renewing / subscribing - if
it's not saving them more than it'd cost to pass it through some
pay-per-byte provider then peering isn't viable in your community.
Economics can be cruel.