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

  • From: Brandon Galbraith
  • Date: Fri Oct 12 14:37:41 2007
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On 10/12/07, Tony Finch <dot@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
>
> If it's multicast TV I don't see the problem, it doesn't increase your
> backbone traffic linearly with the number of people doing it.

However if you have UK-style ADSL ppp backhaul then multicast doesn't
help.

Tony.

Not to drag this too far off topic, but have serious studies been done looking at moving switching fabric closer to the DSLAMs (versus doing everything PPPoE)? I know this sort of goes opposite of how ILECs are setup to dish out DSL, but as more traffic is being pushed user to user, it may make economic/technical sense.

-brandon