c71931f:th3r3turn:freitasm: I think you are missing the other side of the equation... How do you know the server on the other side, providing the content you want can sustain that speed?
I am on a 120GB plan at 25Mbps but really use about 100GB a month max... That is with work from home, iTunes, online backups, etc...
lol yea that is true, so what sort of people would want this kind of connection? apart from alot of torrent freaks?
But there's alot of those...
freitasm: I think some people just don't publicise as I do ;)
freitasm: Some other test results (yes, I am doing kind of one post per week, and might put all this info in a single blog post later).
I registered with TrueNet and plugged their measurement device here. These are initial results:
1. Wellington = A major site, extremely well peered by all ISPs
2. Auckland = as above, but used for our Auckland testers
3. Catalyst = TrueNet server file peered only to WIX
4. URL = the major site above, but just the HTTP page
5. Secure = TrueNet server download of the same file with an HTTPS label
6. Upload = TrueNet server upload of the same file
As you can see there's an impact of lack of peering in local/national traffic (WIX is the Citylink Wellington peering exchange).
Reality is though, most content providers will have peering arrangements, seeing Telecom and TelstraClear are the two major players out there. Obviously this has been discussed elsewhere (please do the peering discussion in the other thread).
This is one week only, so only a preliminary view. I will wait a bit longer, because... Well, it looks like there are not many high speed users with TrueNet yet so we need more data.
On that note, if any of you would like to join TrueNet, please read on how to become a TrueNet volunteer tester.
I think you both completely missed the point. In my first post I said "work from home, iTunes, online backups, etc"
Your comment "apart from alot of torrent freaks" is actually far awayfrom reality. Because from what I've seen around, most of those "torrent freaks" are not interested in paying too much for their Internet fix. This would exclude this service from the start.
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