Fair Use Policy

Shahab Vahabzadeh sh.vahabzadeh at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 06:21:39 UTC 2012

Thanks about every ones speech in this topic but I think I can not describe
my problem clearly, let me explain it some how more:
You know I have two kind of ADSL services, Limited and Unlimited.
Limited Like:

Unlimited Like:

and etc. But when a customer is in our sales department they do not know he
will download more or he will have a normal usage? Is he heavy peer-to-peer
service downloader or not he is a doctor that he want to check his emails
only, and he want this service always.
Our problem cause midnights because in the middle of the night in 2:00 AM
till 8:00 AM and at this time we do not have any traffic counting for users.
Means they can download free at this time, and if we buy more bandwidth
only for this time for users it will be unusable in other times like
I want a logical way to solve this problem technically or sales techniques,
We must control users usage and I can not do any thing to them they love
free-times and they want to download, but they are going to make me ran out
of bandwidth that time, so what about that doctor? and his emails?
You know no manager will accept increasing bw only for nights :D


On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at swm.pp.se>wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Aug 2012, Sean Harlow wrote:
>  As far as I can tell, the actual cost of the bits being transferred is so
>> minuscule as to be practically irrelevant for anyone who's not at the scale
>> to be dealing directly with Tier 1 carriers.  Capacity costs money, but
>> once it's there utilization is nothing.
> The problem the OP is probably dealing with is an incumbant who they are
> buying capacity from at hugely inflated prices, so all of a sudden the cost
> of capacity is a significant part of total operating cost.
> There are still markets in the world where a megabit/s of capacity can
> cost hundreds of dollars per month (even when buying tens of them). This is
> usually due to politics and/or law and thus regulatory problems, but it's
> still a situation some have to operate in.
> --
> Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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