[dns-operations] Verizon Online to Trial New Web Search Service to Reduce Error Messages

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Thu Jun 21 18:27:16 UTC 2007

>> in the developed countries, 100mb up/down over etth is about that 
>> price. broadband pricing in the states is embarrassing.
> is that 100Mbit/sec to other customers and to the provider's own 
> proxies, but far less than that if talking to the adjacent country or
> crossing a pond, since 100K homes at 100Mbit/sec probably
> overcommits their upstream and/or peering connections by 10000X?

yes, if all users used their full bandwidth, things would heat at
international links, some peerings (youtube:), etc.  but all users don't.

for an excellent measurement study involving all the large isps in
japan, see

    Kenjiro Cho, Kensuke Fukuda, Hiroshi Esaki and Akira Kato,The Impact
    and Implications of the Growth in Residential User-to-User Traffic,
    SIGCOMM2006, pp207-218, Pisa, Italy, September 2006

the user experience in the developed countries is that they get their
bandwidth until they try to get data from the poorer nations, e.g. the us.


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