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Re: Was it foreseen that the Internet might handle 242 Gbps of traffic for Oprah's Book Club webinars?

2008-03-08 15:52:20

On Mar 8, 2008, at 5:43 PM, Jeroen Massar wrote:

Patrik Fältström wrote:
P.S. And if multicast is in use, or unicast or some othercast,  
that is  from my point of view part of the "innovation" the ISPs  
have to do  (and will do) to ensure that the production cost is as  
low as possible  so that their margin is maximized.

I actually see a bit of a problem here as multicast would lower the  
usage of links, as such, they can't charge as much as with link  
that is saturated with unicasted packets. Thus to lower the use in  
the internal network one would use multicast, but the client would  
then still have to get unicast so that for every listener they are  
actually paying...

I am afraid that this is the sort of reasoning that has lead to P2P  
having such widespread use.



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