Bandwidth Customer ratios

Jeff Binkley ( )
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 17:36:00 -0500

-> A silly question for someone,
-> Has anyone found out a decent formula for figuring out how much bandwidth is
-> needed to provide a decent service to "X" amount of dialup customers? Other
-> than the obvious phone call stating "Man downloading is sooo slow?" I
-> haven't figured out a really good way of telling. I have to factor in a
-> nominal number of webpages that we host also. Any kind of generic tips or
-> thoughts would be helpful.

Boardwatch magazine printed an article a while back and I believe they
suggested 96 dialin lines per T-1 of bandwidth into the Internet. This of
course whas when we were using 33.6kbs modems, not ISDN and 56k series modems.

Jeff Binkley
ASA Network Computing