[LINK] "Data download caps to remain under NBN"

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Mon Oct 19 20:05:06 AEDT 2009

The other big reason for data caps is the cost of backhauling traffic from the
aggregation point(s) at the ISP to each exchange.


On Mon, Oct 19, 2009, Lea de Groot wrote:
> Just read an article on SmartCompany and... I am confused - thought it 
> might interest some.
> http://www.smartcompany.com.au/internet/20091019-data-download-caps-to-remain-under-nbn.html
> The subject is how data caps will remain under the NBN, but there is no 
> mention of what I have always understood to be the root cause of the 
> data caps - the trans-pacific lines that we pay for.
> Why on earth would the caps be removed just because the lines are faster?
> Nothing has changed.
> It would make sense to make domestic traffic unmetered - put the meter 
> at the boundary routers and you're done, and think of the boom to the 
> domestic internet industry!
> But while the pacific pipes are the bottleneck on traffic and we pay for 
> them from our end, I can't see why removal of metering would be even 
> considered (darn it!)
> Lea
> -- 
> Lea de Groot
> Brisbane, .au
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