Thursday, May 01, 2014
MayDay improvements to network and internet at University of Sussex
2014 improvements : Network and internet : ... : ITS : University of Sussex: "Bandwidth management was not introduced to save costs but instead to ensure fairness of access. Some students have reported that they used to have 60-80mbps connections to the internet before the restrictions were introduced but it only takes a few people using the internet at that capacity to consume all bandwidth. The University's resources are shared by a lot of people. At peak times, there are around 10,000 student devices using the internet. During peak hours, the University provides a total bandwidth of 1gbps for students. Last year, IT Services signed contracts to increase it to 10gbps. This is part of a new academic network being introduced across the country and the project coordinators have confirmed that the connections to Sussex should be in place by 1 May 2014." No more throttling of HD video? 'via Blog this'