[funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

Chris L. Morrow christopher.morrow at verizonbusiness.com
Tue Mar 13 15:45:07 UTC 2007

On Tue, 13 Mar 2007, Roland Dobbins wrote:

> On Mar 13, 2007, at 8:17 AM, Chris L. Morrow wrote:
> > what business drivers are there to put more bits on the wire to
> > the end user?
> BitTorrent.

which uses all available bandwidth on the user link, and can/does play
nicely with other user apps... It's not a reason for $TELCO to want to add
more BW to your link though.

I suppose what I was asking is: Is there a better/faster/cheaper
alternative to your 2 incumbant solutions $TELCO || $CABLECO ?

If there were then I bet $TELCO || $CABLECO would drop prices and speed up
links... since there isn't I think we're all lucky we're not still using a
110baud coupler modem :)

> ;>
> And on-demand DVR-type things which I believe will grow in
> popularity.  Of course, most of those are overlays which the SPs
> themselves don't offer; when they wish to do so, it'll become an
> issue, IMHO.

again, these are user apps that depend on the higher BW available, they
don't drive the business to change, really. It seems to me that currently
the DVR/on-demand folks are basically walking the ledge hoping that as
they bring new features the telco's/cableco's will play nice and add
bandwidth to make these services 'work'... That might not last, there
certainly is no real reason that $TELCO || $CABLECO would be driven to
change, aside from 'goodness of their hearts' or 'hey maybe we want to
increase BW so we can offer a spiffy DVR-ish thing to our customers and
get more revenue on our flagging last-mile circuits?'


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