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

  • From: Roland Perry
  • Date: Mon Oct 08 08:09:41 2007

In article <[email protected]>, Andy Davidson <[email protected]> writes
In this bit of Europe (UK), it's the opposite: the cable companies (CLEC style companies) tend to run unlimited (but within fair use) aggregate throughput policies, but the DSL operating companies have to impose aggregate throughput caps because the last mile connectivity is run by the national incumbent.

Surely the incumbent doesn't impose a cost on the bandwidth along the local loop - the bottleneck (and cost per gigabyte) is the backhaul from their locally operated DSLAM to the ISP's own network.
Roland Perry