I was just wondering what you guys are seeing as to the percent of your traffic ending up at a destination on ATDN, such as an AOL, CompuServe, or RoadRunner customer. They have by far the largest client base, but how much of your traffic is sent to AOL users? Anyone have any numbers on this? Just doing some research here.
Buying paid peering from ATDN cost more than paying for transit. Last I check with them they were in the 50/meg range for a 300meg commit peering. To get to settlement free peering with them, you'll need 8 geographically diverse location around the US to peer with them at. Try getting MCI Worldcom to get to them instead of peering.
As I said, don't plan on peering with them, pricing direct from them has been way too high. They seem to have a 25% market share in the US, so I would figure they'd get a good portion of people's bandwidth. Just seeing if it's worth getting UUNet bandwidth. If it's only say 8% it wouldn't be worth it, 15% plus, it would, imho. Actually, latest numbers show RoadRunner with about 4% and AOL with 28%, that's based on total active subscribers. Believe several other companies also use ATDN to some extent.
Last edited by KarlZimmer; 03-27-2004 at 09:24 AM.
Originally posted by Mfjp
To get to settlement free peering with them, you'll need 8 geographically diverse location around the US to peer with them at.
A pure-play hosting company can't get settlement-free interconnection with ATDN. It's impossible to meet a 1.5:1 or better ratio requirement with eyeball-heavy networks when all your traffic is hosting. This is just another way the big boys play the peering game and keep new folks from becoming fully settlement-free.