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aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 30 23:40:08 CDT 2002

> From: "Daniel J. Cody" <djc at members.evolt.org>
> yes, its a flat cost.. its best to not think of it in terms of hosting
> like most people are used to though. a t1 is 1.54Mps - when that
> ceiling is reached, it's reached. a t1 has the ability to transfer up
> to ~5Gb of data an hour, or close to a four terabytes a month(in a
> perfect world).

ok, now i'm confused... the T1 is a fixed cost to starkmedia, *not*

now, if starkmedia chooses to sell bandwidth at a fixed cost up to a
certain amount transferred then, there's evolt.org's fixed cost...

is that correct?  we have a hosting arrangement with a ceiling on it?
 can we not lower that ceiling and get a lower monthly rate?

> so if we transfered 2Tb a month, we're paying the same as if we
> transfered 5Gb/month or 100Mb/month. of course, remember thats
> continous usage over a 24 hour period, which never happens. this is
> also how most hosting providers make their money btw.. here's a good
> example of usage:
> http://members.evolt.org/djc/stdio/index.cfm/daddy/show/mommy/105
> (blue is downloads, green is incoming data) and illustrates the point
> of why you want a t1 even though you'd never ever transfer a terabyte
> of data in a month

hmmm.... i see all this, but if we had either throttling (or
whatever) in place, or beo was hosted elsewhere, couldn't we drop our
bandwidth needs and lower the cost?

yes, i know, i'm asking this twice, but that's because i'm trying to
understand why we can't just lower our fixed cost...
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