Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?

Sean Donelan sean at
Sat Jan 13 10:31:11 UTC 2007

On Fri, 12 Jan 2007, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> There is no technical challenge here; what the pirates are already doing 
> works pretty well, and with a little UI work it'd even be ready for the mass 
> market.  The challenges are figuring out how to pay for the pipes needed to 
> deliver all these bits at consumer rates, and how to collect revenue from all 
> the viewers to fairly compensate the producers -- both business problems, 
> though for different folks.

Will the North American market change from using speed to volume for 
pricing Internet connections?  Web hosting and other markets around the
world already use GB/transferred packages instead of the port speed.

What happens if a 100Mbps port is $19.95/month with $1.95 per GB 
transferred up and down?  Are P2P swarms as attractive?

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