[At-Large] Fw: Internet Traffic Exchanges - A Very Successful Model

Gareth Shearman shearman at victoria.tc.ca
Wed Oct 24 18:29:59 UTC 2012

Thanks for this Carlton.

More attention needs to be paid to this issue.

Here in Canada CIRA is promoting the establishment of such exchanges and exchanges have been established by BC Net, a regional affiliate of CANARIE, Canada's high speed research network.


On 2012-10-24, at 10:48 AM, Carlton Samuels wrote:

> ....peering agreements are instituted on a handshake.
> This should be of interest in areas of the world where the challenge to
> Internet for the many is access...and the [direct and indirect] costs of
> access.
> It makes the case for IXPs and their widespread proliferation. This is not
> to say there aren't increasingly contentious challenges on the horizon...
> http://oecdinsights.org/2012/10/22/internet-traffic-exchange-2-billion-users-and-its-done-on-a-handshake/
> - Carlton
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