[e2e] Re: crippled Internet

Jon Crowcroft J.Crowcroft at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Thu Apr 26 09:27:40 PDT 2001

In message <20010426144113.247DE860 at sean.ebone.net>, Sean Doran typed:

 >>So is it fair to ask if there is a relationship between people's
 >>acceptance of poorer quality when the charging regime is very different
 >>(and cheaper), just as there is an apparent relationship between
 >>people's acceptance of poorer quality when there is a substantial
 >>feature change (e.g., GSM in general)?

this is VERY important, yes...see paprets by sasse, bouch et al on
this very fact (measurement papers, but psychology, not net/ippm)
 >>It's not like I'm just saying, "let the market decide", but rather
 >>wondering if anyone has good guesses at what the decision might be
 >>if ISPs focused on offering good-enough-for-data quality as usual,
 >>rather than tightening things up to some ITU standard for delay&jitter.
 >>	Sean.



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