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

  • From: Joel Jaeggli
  • Date: Sat Oct 06 23:42:27 2007

[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