SkyCache/Cidera replacement?

From Mon Sep 20 14:37:38 2004
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 15:31:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: SkyCache/Cidera replacement?

> Hadn't it gotten to the point shortly before Cidera folded that the
> satellite bandwidth was so insufficient for a "full feed" that it was of
> questionable value?...or was it still fine if you wanted a usenet feed
> with no binaries?

Probably. Yes.

IIRC, a full feed of usenet (3 years ago) was approx 250GB+ per day. The
overwhelming majority of that was multi-part binaries. Cut them out and
you should have plenty of room across the transponder, which (again, 3
years ago) was capable of DS3 capacity.

According to contacts at some of the big outsourcing providers, bandwidth
reqirement for a 'full feed' these days, substantially exceeds the capacity of
100mbit full-duplex ethernet. something like 1.5+TB/day. Growth rate in still
excess of 30% annually. Most of the recent traffic growth coming from Denmark.