Home media servers, AUPs, and upstream bandwidth utilization.

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Mon Dec 25 07:35:34 UTC 2006

On Mon, Dec 25, 2006 at 12:44:37AM +0000, Jeroen Massar wrote:
> Roland Dobbins wrote:

>> I recently purchased a Slingbox Pro
>> What I'm wondering is, do broadband SPs believe that this kind of
>> system will become common enough to make a signficant difference in
>> traffic paterns, and if so, how do they believe it will affect
>> their access infrastructures in terms of capacity...

> That said ISP's should simply have a package saying "50GiB/month
> costs XX euros, 100GiB/month costs double" etc. As that covers what
> their transits are charging them, nothing more, nothing less.

I thought IP transit was mostly paid by "95% percentile highest speed
over 5 minutes" or something like that these days? Meaning that ISP's
costs are maximised if everyone maxes our their line for the same 6%
of the time over the month (even if they don't do anything the rest of
the time), and minimised if the usage pattern were nicely spread out?


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