That is exactly the issue I have. The system I need this for is an extremely rural retirement community, satellite-connected WISP with 1meg down 128k up and 266megs total per day limit (8gig spread over 30 days). Just one all night P2P session will cause the upstream provider to cut the connection to 56k up/down for weeks until the total usage drops to 6gig in the previous 30 days. Then nobody's happy. Meanwhile, babyboomers are retiring and moving from the city where they got 4 to 6 meg Roadrunner and Cox connections and expect the same service at the same pricepoint. T1's run up to 2200$/month. Needless to say, I am also looking for other bandwidth sources... Even with a GOOD Internet pipe, I'll need software to make sure everyone plays fair, especially at the dawn of IPTV. Jason
On Wed, 24 Jan 2007, Matt Liotta wrote:
Have you thought about selling the customer a pipe that works for any and all traffic at the speed the customer signed up for as opposed to deciding for the customer?
When your head dips below the cloud cover, you will realize that not everyone has this luxury. Many on this list are selling residential service at lowball rates. Also, most of them are paying premium prices for bandwidth. You can't build a business model around unlimited access for $30/month and pay for an $800+ T1, if you allow every even 128k without restrictions. -- Butch Evans Network Engineering and Security Consulting 573-276-2879 http://www.butchevans.com/ My calendar: http://tinyurl.com/y24ad6 Training Partners: http://tinyurl.com/smfkf Mikrotik Certified Consultant http://www.mikrotik.com/consultants.html -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/