Bill-and-keep Peering

  title={Bill-and-keep Peering},
  author={Bill and -Keep Peering and Gireesh Shrimali and S Naresh Kumar},
Peering arrangements between Internet Service Providers (ISP’s), in which providers agree to carry traffic originating from a peer, are common in the Internet. A common contractual peering agreement between smaller ISPs is “Bill-and-Keep,” where no money changes hands between the peers. Using a simple economic model, we investigate the situation when ISPs who have access to a transit ISP, capable of handling their traffic for a fee, decide to peer incurring some fixed peering cost. We show that… CONTINUE READING


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