On 30/03/2007, at 1:06 PM, Stewart Fleming wrote:
Oh, and on your point about universities, I think you will find
(all?) of them already peer. UoA, which is far-and-away the
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
is a Good Idea when they have KAREN? At various times, I've
University Of Eastern Venezuela (*) peering for a) $XXX/monthly (**),
and b) the cost of a piece of patch cord, so far without takers. I
think I might have to pay them before the chicken/egg dichotomy gets
resolved ("We'll peer if everyone else does"; Everyone Else says
peer if they do".)...
(*) Name changed to protect the innocent.
(**) Amount obscured, but the number of digits is right.
They probably don't see a need for it, economically.
Perhaps if you provide them some idea of expected traffic volumes,
and expected performance gains (ie. latency), in a numerical form,
they can translate that in to saved $ per month. Perhaps show how the
growth is going currently, so they can see that it becomes a better
idea over time - that way if they don't do it now, they won't have
ruled it out for the future.
How does KAREN impact this price wise? Can they use KAREN to get to
Auckland, to then get domestic transit from $NSP?
Do they understand that you're simply trying to get higher
performance to/from their users/servers, as opposed to access to the