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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Eng-er-land and network congestion

Today's Internet-only dead rubber World Cup qualifier will be a good test of our current broadband capacity, though I doubt the million streams that are predicted. Will ISPs have the nerve to degrade those paying for the game, or will they find interesting ways to avoid congestion?
"Perform admitted this week that the most simultaneous live viewers it has served is 50,000 for a Serie A match last season. Even the most-watched live sporting event on the web – Andy Murray's Wimbledon semi-final on the BBC website – was only seen by 230,000 people over a four-hour period."
UPDATE: Pirates appear to have won, and Bet365.

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