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[Discuss] Off-Topic [IP] BufferBloat: What's Wrong with the Internet? (fwd)

On Dec 12, 2011, at 5:12 PM, Bill Horne <bill at> wrote:

> At some point, the Internet will need a major overhaul. For what I do, which is mostly email, it worked as originally designed. For what many ISP's and content providers are attempting to do, which is near-real-time content delivery, it can be "bent to fit" by adding ever-fatter pipes and ever-larger buffers, at the expense (as the OP pointed out) of degrading key performance metrics like latency.

Hey, you should check out this startup in Kendall. They're called Akamai, they're 13 years old and have ~$1B in yearly revenue, and they deliver like 30+% of internet traffic without fattening pipes or degrading latency.

> My 2?. YMMV.

It does!


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