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Re: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets

  • From: Adrian Chadd
  • Date: Wed Oct 24 12:27:56 2007

On Wed, Oct 24, 2007, Rod Beck wrote:
> That misses the point. They are probably being forced to adapt by a monopoly or a quasi-monopoly or by the fact that transport into Australia is extremely expensive. The situation outside of Australia is quite different. A DS3 from Sydney to LA is worth about 10 DS3s NYC/London. 

How's that missing the point? The market might not accept it outright but people
can and have adapted in areas where traffic charging and knowing how much you've
downloaded is the norm.

> A simpler and hence less costly approach for those providers serving mass markets is to stick to flat rate pricing and outlaw high-bandwidth applications that are used by only a small number of end users. 

.. until someone builds a better network, and then they're stuck? Oh wait thats
right, America also has monopolised last-mile delivery networks which are
coincidentally the ones having the trouble?