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Fri May 27 14:52:08 UTC 2011
On 27/05/2011 15:49, Shaun Bryant wrote:
> I run a WISP, where we have moved customers from 3mb/s to 8mb/s to
> 20mb/s over the course of 5 years. We do this one tower at a time
> (about 150 customers) what we have learned is usage grows overtime not
> with the increase in available bandwidth. Our Per-Customer-Avg (PCA)
> stayed about the same with each bump in bandwidth, the avg user does
> not use more bandwidth because they have more bandwidth or at least
> not our 1200 customers.
> That said we have had our PCA move up more then 30% in the last 7
> months due mainly to Netflix, the nice thing is this usage is "off
> peak" for our business customers and as such has not been a concern.
Yeah, I fully expect this.
In previous networks I've generally seen a doubling of traffic every 12
months. Generally the traffic is static during spring/summer, and then
doubles over 6 months in autumn/winter.
Though, I'm not sure how this will manifest itself with such high access
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