S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge

Mark Tinka mark at tinka.africa
Sun Oct 10 20:21:07 UTC 2021

On 10/10/21 22:13, Michael Thomas wrote:

> Isn't that what Erlang numbers are all about? My suspicion is that 
> after about 100Mbs most people wouldn't notice the difference in most 
> cases. My ISP is about 25Mbs on a good day (DSL) and it serves our 
> needs fine and have never run into bandwidth constraints. Maybe if we 
> were streaming 4k all of the time it might be different, but frankly 
> the difference for 4k isn't all that big. It's sort of like phone 
> screen resolution: at some point it just doesn't matter and becomes 
> marketing hype.

The ISP looking to charge BigContent for increased link saturation isn't 
looking at the individual 100Mbps links they have sold to their 
downstream customers.

They are looking at the aggregate Gbps or Tbps of traffic that 
BigContent is seeking to deliver across their network, for "no $$".


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