There is a "perception" of lack of bandwidth. MAE EAST is running at %30
capacity of a 100Mb switched FDDI. Figure there are about 30 providers
each with 45Mb pipe - a bandwidth shortage does not add-up - There are
many other metrics that effect performance besides bandwidth. How does
Internet II solve the other sources of performance problems?
Stephen Balbach "Driving the Internet To Work"
VP, ClarkNet due to the high volume of mail I receive please quote
email@example.com the full original message in your reply.
The bandwidth issue IS a problem. If you look closely at the stats
you can see that traffic curves tend to flatten out far below the
theoretical limit. A number of factors that cause this are related
to I/O limits by major peers at the meet points.