[SATLUG] OT-Time Warner Download Cap

Robert Pearson e2eiod at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 05:21:07 CDT 2008


On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 11:26 PM, Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org> wrote:
> On 6/4/08, Mark Spieth wrote:
>
>>  I helped setup a cable company's internet a few years back. The monthly
>>  internet bill from their various upstream providers including local loops
>>  were almost 250k a month, if all the users pulled just 50% of the 10 mb
>>  link they were sold for $34.95 the cable company would have needed almost
>>  2.5 mill a month in connectivity alone.
>
> That's the cable provider's problem.  If they can't provision their systems
> to handle the bandwidth requirements, and they're not smart enough to
> partner with the companies that are generating the content so that they can
> proxy cache that on behalf of their customers, then they've been selling the
> wrong business model for years and they deserve to go out of business.
>
> --
> Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
> LinkedIn Profile: <http://tinyurl.com/y8kpxu>
> --

I second this with a big "YES!!!".
Anyone remember Time-Warner AOL? Are they still in business?
Time-Warner Cable is sounding and acting just like Time-Warner AOL did
before it began the big slide to oblivion.


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