How many tiers?: pricing in the internet transit market

@inproceedings{Valancius2011HowMT,
  title={How many tiers?: pricing in the internet transit market},
  author={Vytautas Valancius and Cristian Lumezanu and Nick Feamster and Ramesh Johari and Vijay V. Vazirani},
  booktitle={SIGCOMM},
  year={2011}
}
ISPs are increasingly selling "tiered" contracts, which offer Internet connectivity to wholesale customers in bundles, at rates based on the cost of the links that the traffic in the bundle is traversing. Although providers have already begun to implement and deploy tiered pricing contracts, little is known about how to structure them. While contracts that sell connectivity on finer granularities improve market efficiency, they are also more costly for ISPs to implement and more difficult for… CONTINUE READING
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