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Re: The Great Exchange
In article <email@example.com>, "Jay R. Ashworth" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Thu, May 28, 1998 at 03:19:26AM +0000, Michael Shields wrote: [...] > > Probably it will never make market sense to have distance-sensitive > > traffic pricing for "low-speed" users, where the cost of providing the > > service is mostly the cost of tech support, billing, dialin or xDSL > > aggregation, &c., and bandwidth is a small proportion of the cost. > > With current trends, will the actual bandwidth _ever_ be more than a > small fraction of the cost? Despite preductions, very few resources have ever actually become "too cheap to meter". Can you back up your comment about metering requiring three times the current CPU capacity of routers? -- Shields, CrossLink.