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Re: Why do some ISP's have bandwidth quotas?
On Fri, Oct 05, 2007, Joe Greco wrote: > > Technically the user can use the connection to it's maximum theoretical > > speed as much as they like, however, if an ISP has a quota set at > > 12G/month, it just means that the cost is passed along to them when they > > exceed it. > > And that seems like a bit of the handwaving. Where is it costing the ISP > more when the user exceeds 12G/month? No, its that they've run the numbers and found the users above 12G/month are using a significant fraction of their network capacity for whatever values of signficant and fraction you define. Adrian