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Old January 16, 2013, 10:08 AM
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His logic is flawed.... one individual using many concurrent packets causes the network to slow down thus everybody gets the same speed so bandwidth caps are not the solution? Ok, then a restriction on concurrent connections would be the solution to high usage clients (remember I'm the one who doesn't use bittorrent and thus shouldn't be penalized with slower speeds because of somebody else's useage) but that would absolutely kill the current P2P model.

OTOH, I agree with the argument that legitimate high(er) bandwidth services (like netflix) need regulatory protection against the CoI ISPs/Content Produces currently have, but in order to do that we need to find a way to mark those data streams so that they can be treated differently WRT caps. By differently I don't mean completely free (high bandwidth business models should bear some of the cost of actual transmission), but it should be a flat fee (say $5 / month) to allow unlimitted bandwidth from that source.
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