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Re: Is anyone actually USING IP QoS?

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Mon May 17 22:21:09 1999

Prabhu Kavi <[email protected]> wrote:

> It's amazing that people continue to spout this "bandwidth is free" notion over
> and over again. Based upon economics, could someone please explain to me how
> service providers can run a business by giving away bandwidth?

Well, free bandwidth and QoS-free networks are different notions.

Absolutely, bandwidth is always going to cost something.  This does
not mean its rationing is desirable or economically (and technically!)

And, yes, providers can have a business model of giving bandwidth away
as long as they get to maintain stable customer relationships and
perform services such as collection or advertising on behalf of some
third parties.