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Re: Google wants to be your Internet
On Jan 20, 2007, at 10:37 AM, Rodrick Brown wrote:
I'm not sure why you find that disturbing. I can think of two reasons, and,
they depend almost entirely on your perspective:
If you are disturbed because you know that these users are early adopters
and that eventually, a much wider audience will adopt this technology
driving a need for much more bandwidth than is available today, then,
the solution is obvious. As in the past, bandwidth will have to increase to
meet increased demand.
If you are disturbed by the inequity of it, then, little can be done. There
will always be classes of consumers who use more than other classes
of consumers of any resource. Frankly, looking from my corner of the
internet, I don't think that statistic is entirely accurate. From my perspective,
SPAM uses more bandwidth than BitTorrent.
OTOH, another thing to consider is that if all those video downloads being handled by BitTorrent were migrated to HTTP connections instead the required amount of bandwidth would be substantially higher.