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YouTube paid $10-15/megabit
Bechtel paid $500/megabit
WHAT BECHTEL LEARNED: It was more than volume discounts from telecom vendors that got YouTube its lower costs. YouTube locates its data centers in places where there’s already a lot of bandwidth, so they don’t have to pay as much for infrastructure.

Source: Bechtel’s New Benchmarks’, CIO Magazine, October 24, 2008

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