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[ NNSquad ] Re: Imagine an ISP minus the "bandwidth hog" rhetoric

Imagine Free Press not being so hypocritical on usage caps.



The term “bandwidth hog” is a relative term referring to the top 1 to 5 percentile.  A bandwidth hog is someone who takes 10, 100, or 1000 times as much network capacity as the average user of his/her time.  So while tomorrow’s average Internet users might look like today’s bandwidth hog in absolute terms, they’re really not bandwidth hogs.



George Ou


From: nnsquad-bounces+george_ou=lanarchitect.net@nnsquad.org [mailto:nnsquad-bounces+george_ou=lanarchitect.net@nnsquad.org] On Behalf Of Tim Karr
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:41 AM
To: nnsquad@nnsquad.org
Subject: [ NNSquad ] Imagine an ISP minus the "bandwidth hog" rhetoric


Because today's "bandwidth hogs" are tomorrow's average Internet users.  One ISP actually encourages -- not punishes -- user innovation:  



Quote:  “The natural model when you have a simple duopoly capturing the majority of the market is segmentation: maximize ARPU [average revenue per user] by artificially limiting service in order to drive additional monthly spending.

Imagine that.