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RE: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets
- From: Rod Beck
- Date: Wed Oct 24 12:28:28 2007
Title: RE: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets
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.
It is not impossible to move people to these price schemes, but in a market with many providers, it is highly risky.
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.
Roderick S. Beck
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