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Re: topological closeness....
Hello, Gopi K Garge wrote: > IMHO, in the context of the AP region, I guess we are overlooking the > user perspective - locally available "Internet" content. Barring > .au, .sg, .kr, .hk (?), .jp and .tw, I do not see any major effort > around to provide locally, content that is available in the US > be it the GNU archive, the WU archive or one-of-those Beatles > song and lyrics archive - result - good amount of traffic to the > US. With limited bandwidth, updating these archives would be slow, and, you wouldn't know yet if there are enough people accessing these to justify getting a mirror. Caching should help getting commonly requested information faster. > When one sees such traffic trends, why would an ISP even think in > terms of investing in a link to a place other than the US - the cost > permitting ? In the long term, as the Internet becomes more common, regional content will become more important, IMHO. So develop the local content - and the local infrastructure - and regional intranets, and virtual private networks - will come in. -- miguel a.l. paraz <email@example.com> iphil communications, makati city, tech problems, to <firstname.lastname@example.org> philippines. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -