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[ NNSquad ] Effects of bandwidth restrictions (from IP)

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From: David Farber <dave@farber.net>
To: "ip" <ip@v2.listbox.com>
Subject: [IP] bandwidth restrictions redux
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:57:12 -0400

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From: DV Henkel-Wallace <gumby@henkel-wallace.org>
Date: October 29, 2008 4:17:07 PM EDT
To: David Farber <dave@farber.net>
Subject: bandwidth restrictions redux

Since bandwidth restrictions have started coming into place I have  
seen comments from people on the net saying that they cannot or will  
not download software updates because of their provider's bandwidth  
cap.  Not from people complaining politically but just ordinary users  
(e.g. see various comments on the macintouch site).  I presume this  
will increase the chance of security patches not being downloaded.

Since it's an ill wind that blows no good I guess I've also seen the  
upside: people complaining about heavy web pages and the use of  
flash.  Really, if bandwidth caps eliminate flash, can we really  

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