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RE: Why do some ISP's have bandwidth quotas?

  • From: michael.dillon
  • Date: Fri Oct 05 05:27:23 2007


> And before anyone accuses me of sounding overly critical 
> towards the AU ISP's, let me point out that we've dropped the 
> ball in a major way here in the United States, as well.

We've dropped the ball in any place where the broadband architecture is
to backhaul IP packets from the site where DSL or cable lines are
concentrated, into an ISP's PoP. This means that P2P packets between
users at the same concentration site, are forced to trombone back and
forth over the same congested circuits. And P2P is the main way to
reduce the overall load that video places on the Internet.

--Michael Dillon