sbiddle: I beg to differ totally. His logic has to be some of the most flawed I've read for some time.
Simonm:sbiddle: I beg to differ totally. His logic has to be some of the most flawed I've read for some time.
I agree. His logic is lacking in so many ways.
I think this graph easily disproves his opinion that there are no internet hogs:
So your showing that on that day in Japan a significant amount of data was P2P, thats ok, I don't think anyone really argues with that. What I think is the point is, that we pay for "As fast as your line can allow" which still isn't accurate as it's not as "fast as MY line can allow" it's as fast as ISP's can provide. If they had the infrastructure to support every single connection simultaneously at full line speed, we wouldn't have this problem. Managed traffic is to make up for an ISP's shortfalls.
My views are my own, and may not necessarily represent those of my employer.
jpollock: To further the discussion (just playing devil's advocate)... The problem with forcing ISPs to not differentiate between their own local traffic and generic traffic provides incumbents with legacy networks with an unfair advantage.