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

Gian Constantine constantinegi at
Sun Jan 21 23:36:51 UTC 2007

Actually, I acknowledged the calculation mistake in a subsequent post.

Gian Anthony Constantine
Senior Network Design Engineer
Earthlink, Inc.

On Jan 21, 2007, at 11:11 AM, Petri Helenius wrote:

> Gian Constantine wrote:
>> I agree with you. From a consumer standpoint, a trickle or off- 
>> peak download model is the ideal low-impact solution to content  
>> delivery. And absolutely, a 500GB drive would almost be overkill  
>> on space for disposable content encoded in H.264. Excellent SD  
>> (480i) content can be achieved at ~1200 to 1500kbps, resulting in  
>> about a 1GB file for a 90 minute title. HD is almost out of the  
>> question for internet download, given good 720p at ~5500kbps,  
>> resulting in a 30GB file for a 90 minute title.
> Kilobits, not bytes. So it's 3.7GB for 720p 90minutes at 5.5Mbps.  
> Regularly transferred over the internet.
> Popular content in the size category 2-4GB has tens of thousands  
> and in some cases hundreds of thousands of downloads from a single  
> tracker. Saying it's "out of question" does not make it go away.  
> But denial is usually the first phase anyway.
> Pete

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