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Re: Why do some ISP's have bandwidth quotas?
[email protected] wrote: > >> 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. We could have used IP Multicast, but nobody on the consumer side wanted to carry state instead of packets. > --Michael Dillon >