Net Neutrality...

Brett Glass nanog at brettglass.com
Tue Jul 15 20:48:19 UTC 2014


At 02:16 PM 7/15/2014, Joly MacFie wrote:
 
>And, in my experience, one needs around double or more of the listed bandwidth for a robust streaming connection.

This is only true if the connection is of poor quality and dropped packets lead to regular 50% cuts in the data rate. Most users (and the FCC!) do not understand that, due to the Van Jacobson AIMD algorithm, quality matters far more than quantity when a service is delivered via TCP.

--Brett Glass



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