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Variety, On The Media, don't understand the Internet

On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Jean-Francois Mezei
<jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca> wrote:
> On 13-05-15 06:24, james at towardex.com wrote:
>> We're a small ISP and we reach lot of content via peering just fine.  Lot of
>> these contents that you speak of (Netflix, Akamai, et al) have open peering
>> policies and are present in more exchange points than anybody else.
> Not all ISPs are fortunate enough to be in a town where there is an
> active exchange with Netflix/Akamai/Google presence.
> For instance, Montr?al just recently oopened a peering exchange. While
> this will eventually allow local ISPs to peer with the big content
> providers, until this happens, small ISPs have to get that content via
> paid transit links.

or via some cooperative arrangement with another IX participant, no?

> Toronto has "local" content available via peering so smaller ISPs can
> benefit from that.  But not every city has that chance.
> Netflix's policy does require a minimum amount of traffic before an ISP
> can deploy an Open Connect appliance. So smaller ISPs are at a
> disadvantage if they are located in a city without CDN presence.