Google wants to be your Internet

David Ulevitch davidu at
Sat Jan 20 19:30:17 UTC 2007

Rodrick Brown wrote:
> On 1/20/07, Mark Boolootian <booloo at> wrote:
>> Cringley has a theory and it involves Google, video, and oversubscribed
>> backbones:
> The following comment has to be one of the most important comments in
> the entire article and its a bit disturbing.
> "Right now somewhat more than half of all Internet bandwidth is being
> used for BitTorrent traffic, which is mainly video. Yet if you
> surveyed your neighbors you'd find that few of them are BitTorrent
> users. Less than 5 percent of all Internet users are presently
> consuming more than 50 percent of all bandwidth."

Moreover, those of you who were at NANOG in June will remember some of 
the numbers Colin gave about Youtube using >20gbps outbound.

That number was still early in the exponential growth phase the site is 
(*still*) having.  The 20gbps number would likely seem laughable now.


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