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Re: Home media servers, AUPs, and upstream bandwidth utilization.
Lionel Elie Mamane writes: > On Mon, Dec 25, 2006 at 12:44:37AM +0000, Jeroen Massar wrote: >> That said ISP's should simply have a package saying "50GiB/month >> costs XX euros, 100GiB/month costs double" etc. As that covers what >> their transits are charging them, nothing more, nothing less. > I thought IP transit was mostly paid by "95% percentile highest speed > over 5 minutes" or something like that these days? Meaning that ISP's > costs are maximised if everyone maxes our their line for the same 6% > of the time over the month (even if they don't do anything the rest of > the time), and minimised if the usage pattern were nicely spread out? Yes. With Jeroen's suggestion, there's a risk that power-users' consumption will only be reduced for off-peak hours, and then the ISP doesn't save much. A possible countermeasure is to not count off-peak traffic (or not as much). Our charging scheme works like that, but our customers are mostly large campus networks, and I don't know how digestible this would be to retail ISP consumers. -- Simon.