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Re: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Thu Oct 25 09:44:50 2007

On Oct 25, 2007, at 6:49 AM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

On 24-okt-2007, at 17:39, Rod Beck wrote:

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.

That's not going to work in the long run. Just my podcasts are about 10 GB a month. You only have to wait until there's more HD video available online and it gets easier to get at for most people to see bandwidth use per customer skyrocket.

To me, it is ironic that some of the same service providers who refused to consider enabling native multicast for video are now complaining of the consequences of video going by unicast. They can't say they weren't warned.

There are much worse things than having customers that like using your service as much as they can.