[Nanog] Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics [Was: Re: ATT VP: Internet to hit capacity by 2010]

Petri Helenius petri at helenius.fi
Tue Apr 22 03:17:27 CDT 2008


Time to push multicast as transport for bittorrent? If the downloads get 
better performance that way, I think the clients would be around quicker 
that multicast would be enabled for consumer DSL or cable.

Pete


Paul Ferguson wrote:
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> - -- William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com> wrote:
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>> Here in comcast land hdtv is actually averaging around 12 megabits a 
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> second.  Still adds up to staggering numbers..:)
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> Another disturbing fact inside this entire mess is that, by compressing
> HD content, consumers are noticing the degradation in quality:
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> http://cbs5.com/local/hdtv.cable.compression.2.705405.html
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> So, we have a "Tragedy of The Commons" situation that is completely
> created by the telcos themselves trying to force consumer decisions,
> and then failing to deliver, but bemoaning the fact that
> infrastructure is being over-utilized by file-sharers (or
> "Exafloods" or whatever the apocalyptic issue of the day is for
> telcos).
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> A real Charlie Foxtrot.
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> - - ferg
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