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Re: Google wants to be your Internet
- From: Alexander Harrowell
- Date: Sat Jan 20 14:55:19 2007
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The Internet: the world's only industry that complains that people want its product.
On 1/20/07, David Ulevitch <
Rodrick Brown wrote:
> On 1/20/07, Mark Boolootian <
>> Cringley has a theory and it involves Google, video, and oversubscribed
> The following comment has to be one of the most important comments in
> the entire article and its a bit disturbing.
> "Right now somewhat more than half of all Internet bandwidth is being
> used for BitTorrent traffic, which is mainly video. Yet if you
> surveyed your neighbors you'd find that few of them are BitTorrent
> users. Less than 5 percent of all Internet users are presently
> consuming more than 50 percent of all bandwidth."
Moreover, those of you who were at NANOG in June will remember some of
the numbers Colin gave about Youtube using >20gbps outbound.
That number was still early in the exponential growth phase the site is
(*still*) having. The 20gbps number would likely seem laughable now.