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

  • From: Andy Davidson
  • Date: Mon Oct 08 08:26:48 2007

On 8 Oct 2007, at 13:06, Roland Perry wrote:

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.

Yes, and it's £1,758,693 ($3.5m) PA for a 622Mbit BT Central, (so in bandwidth terms, equates to $471/Mbit per month - if the central is maxxed out).

(Using $2=£1)