(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick


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bandwidth, isps, traffic shaping

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ISP Slows Access To High Bandwidth Services 12 Hours Every Day

from the time-to-find-a-new-ISP dept

Over and over again we've seen folks on the tech side of ISPs admit that basic network upgrades can handle whatever traffic growth is happening on the network, without resorting to draconian efforts to slow down traffic. Apparently, there's an ISP in the Netherlands that didn't get the message. Broadband Reports is noting that Dutch ISP, UPC is slowing down all traffic to "high bandwidth services" from noon to midnight every single day. They're cutting bandwidth to these services by 2/3. So, apparently, if you have to do high bandwidth stuff, get it done in the morning.

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    Yosi, 27 Aug 2009 @ 6:59am

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    1/50th is clear bullshit. Talk about honesty here. 1/1 is called "guaranteed bandwidth", and cost a fortune, not "a lot more".

    Here's real-word representing example (not from US):
    * some $ISP have about 1M subscribers.
    * Typical connection speed is 2-5 Mbps
    * Bandwidth of uplink (under-see cable) is about 3Gbps according to ISP's own statement.

    Let's calculate a approximate ratio: 3*1M/3G = 1/000. See my point?

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