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Netflix Slams ISP Bandwidth Caps In The Wall Street Journal

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Athlon646464, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    "According to Hyman (Netflix), "Bandwidth caps with fees piled on top are a lousy way to manage traffic." He goes on to accuse ISP’s of creating the false impression among consumers that “bandwidth is a scarce resource and that imposing caps and overage fees will relieve pressure on high-speed networks." Many high profile ISP’s have very publically come out against bandwidth caps as a method of controlling infrastructure costs, and almost all network experts seem to agree that the cost of delivering 1GB of data is around one cent, and falling at a rapid pace. "Wireline bandwidth is an almost unlimited resource due to advances in Internet architecture. Adding more capacity is easy.”

    Hyman argues that at most, ISP’s should focus on finding ways to control usage during peak hours, since delivering bits outside of this short period costs next to nothing."

    WSJ Article Here

    Maximum PC Summary Here

    The gloves are coming off!!


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