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Voxel founder here.

That doesn't really make sense, as others have pointed out.

Imgur was indeed a valued customer, and we grew together and had a great relationship with them.

Customers like them helped us achieve the necessary scale to build out our network.

But pushing more bits costs more, not less ;)

Hi! I'll admit it's poorly worded. My intention was to say there was an economic value in providing less-than-cost (or even free -- only you and your accountants knew) bandwidth in order to scale out your network and increase value to customers paying much more.

though not as often today as in times past, there are points where 10Gbps is more expensive overall than 20 or 30Gbps.

Hi. You're absolutely right.

Getting high traffic customers like Imgur allowed us to negotiate better commits, establish new peering and interconnection agreements, and otherwise lower the "unit costs" of the network we built.

It was generally never worth it to do this for free, but you're spot on that in certain cases it was worth it to do it for less than (current) per unit costs.

Oh wow you guys re-branded. You could do with a landing page knocking about somewhere mentioning your old name! I was trying to dig through the web fairly recently trying to find you (Knowing you'd survived hosting imgur for at least a time!)

Ended up with KeyCDN for now

We got acquired by Internap. They killed the brand. I would have loved for it to live on but it was their decision ;)

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