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On Fri, 13 Apr 2007 08:25:40 -0400
dan at wrote:

> NSDI was just held in Cambridge[1].  One of the
> poster sessions involved some pretty convincing
> numbers which show that P2P (including VoIP)
> cannot much grow as long as asymmetric bandwidth
> allocation policies are in place at the ISPs,
> and that latency issues are especially potent
> deterrents.
> I don't use FIOS, but does it do asymmetric
> allocation (X upstream v. X/5 downstream)?
Yes, it is asymmetric. Here are their 3 packages. 
Up to 5 Mbps/2 Mbps

Up to 15 Mbps/2 Mbps

Up to 30 Mbps/5 Mbps

WRT: VoIP. We found that one of the clients in our office (we are in a
Regus shared office), was using VoIP with conference calling that would
really tie up the bandwidth. Fortunately, the office manager was able
to move them to a different segment. 
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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