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From: Bill Woodcock <woody () pch net>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 10:47:51 -0800 (PST)


      On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Lynn Bashaw wrote:
    > Does anyone on the list know of any ISPs that bill based on average
    > utilization, rather than some variation of 95th percentile?

Average is just a function of total and time, and time progresses linearly
with time, so average x some $ figure is just the same as saying total x
some other $ figure.

So most people would just look at that as being billing based upon total
traffic volume, which yes, there are folks who do.  I don't know of any in
the U.S., but it's very common overseas, particularly places which have
satellite links in their upstream path.

                                -Bill



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