[Nanog] Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics [Was: Re: ATT VP: Internet to hit capacity by 2010]

Paul Ferguson fergdawg at netzero.net
Tue Apr 22 00:57:44 CDT 2008


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- -- William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com> wrote:

>Here in comcast land hdtv is actually averaging around 12 megabits a 
second.  Still adds up to staggering numbers..:)
>

Another disturbing fact inside this entire mess is that, by compressing
HD content, consumers are noticing the degradation in quality:

http://cbs5.com/local/hdtv.cable.compression.2.705405.html

So, we have a "Tragedy of The Commons" situation that is completely
created by the telcos themselves trying to force consumer decisions,
and then failing to deliver, but bemoaning the fact that
infrastructure is being over-utilized by file-sharers (or
"Exafloods" or whatever the apocalyptic issue of the day is for
telcos).

A real Charlie Foxtrot.

- - ferg

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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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