Level 3 claims six ISPs dropping packets every day over money disputes Network provider doesn't name and shame ISPs guilty of "permanent congestion."
by Jon Brodkin May 5 2014 Ars Technica
Network operator Level 3, which has asked the FCC to protect it from "arbitrary access charges" that ISPs want in exchange for accepting Internet traffic, today claimed that six consumer broadband providers have allowed a state of "permanent congestion" by refusing to upgrade peering connections for the past year.
Level 3 and Cogent, another network ...[moderator pro tem's note: Here we are again with companies trying to change the rules of the Internet in order to gain commercial advantage. Peering has always been a free market matter. Pay or find someone else. But the NN crowd wants the FCC to regulate the Internet like the phone system. Be careful what you wish for. - fg]