Autonomous Routing gives you control over costs
Autonomous Internet makes it possible to both reduce absolute costs and get control over the costs of the Internet traffic.
Seperate Dutch and International traffic
Route (low-cost) Dutch traffic separately from (expensive) global traffic via open peering on an Internet Exchange: e.g. Gigabit speed at only 1/10th the price.
Competetion drives proces down
Competition continuously drives prices for bith local Dutch and International traffic down. Using Autonomous Internet you buy at lowest possible market prices.
Control traffic cost, volume and routing. Using multiple and interchangeable upstream carriers creates a buyers market.
Combine higher and lower cost carriers for different traffic types
As enduser you have control over how you route your traffic, and which traffic you route where. So for example you can decide to buy more (lower-cost) local Dutch capacity and less (more expensive) International capacity. Or buy a higher quality (more expensive) carrier service for some traffic types or applications, and a lower cost service for other traffic types, as applicable. It is even possible to limit certain (e.g. expensive) traffic to a maximum, and give other traffic (e.g. low cost) unlimited use.
Flat rate solutions for some traffic
It is possible to buy capacity for certain traffic flat rate instead of metered. Especially local Dutch traffic can often be handled flat rate. That gives maximum control over and predictability of the cost of that traffic. In combination with a maximum use limit on other traffic (e.g. expensive non-Dutch traffic), can provide full budgetability of traffic costs.
With Autonomous Routing you generally have multiple upstream providers, each of which give you access to all Internet destinations. If one carrier fails in any way (performance, cost, business, etc.), you'r network is still fully functional with the remaining carrier(s). You do not depend on one single party as you would with traditional Default Routing, and take action if a carrier is for example to expensive.
The upstream services carriers provide are largely interchangeable. That means you can replace one carrier (service) by another seamlessly, and that services are relatively easy to compare, so you can buy and demand the best possible service and price.
The fact that multiple transit carriers offer services that are largely interchangable, changes your market position and makes this a buyers market. The buyer's choise is a power which dictates high service levels and low prices.