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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. Of course, that's obvious. The point here is that if your business is so fragile that you can only deliver each broadband customer a dialup modem's worth of bandwidth, something's wrong with your business. ... JG -- Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net "We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN) With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.