Some truth about Comcast - WikiLeaks style

Laurent GUERBY laurent at guerby.net
Wed Dec 15 04:23:54 CST 2010


On Tue, 2010-12-14 at 16:20 -0500, Ricky Beam wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Dec 2010 11:24:45 -0500, Craig L Uebringer  
> <cluebringer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Same crap I've seen on loads of provider networks.
> 
> No ISP I've ever worked for or with has ever willingly ran their transit  
> (or peering) links at capacity.
> 
> (Granted, I've been responsible for saturating links, but I moved user  
> traffic off of them first.)
> 
> --Ricky
> 
> PS: TATA confirmed Comcast's behavior before anyone found any traffic  
> graphs.  We already knew they were gaming their own customer base.

According to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcast
"Comcast has 15.930 million high-speed internet customers"

If a 10G port for transit is paid by comcast $30/Mbit/s monthly
that's 0.19 cent/internet customer/month for a new 10G port
to properly desaturate this particular link.

Did I compute something wrong?

Laurent







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