Thursday, March 01, 2007

Go to Marquette and Lose Internet Connection

The Warrior tells us that the little darling students at Marquette U are downloading so many file-sharing music and videos that campus bandwidth is near gridlock between 11AM and 1AM every day.

Some of that file-swap material is stolen music...

But the problem doesn't have an immediate solution. Thus, one who elects to go to Marquette University and wishes to perform their academic research on the 'Net is more or less foosed.

For $15K/year or more, this strikes me as a dilemma.

3 comments:

Matthew said...

Give the students dial up speeds in their dorms. You really don't need high speed internet for research. If they want faster they can use 'public' mmarquette computers in the libraries and etc.

Peter said...

Live blogging the Blogger Summit next month could be challenging, given that it's from 10:00 to 1:00.

James Quigley said...

Maybe Marquette should invest in some real networking equipment, with some real bite to it. UW seems to be fine with theirs, it obviously is possible. Or, God forbid, maybe block certain ports or cap speeds on ports not used for the most necessary of things during certain time periods.