Congestion Pricing: Paying Your Way in Communication Networks

  title={Congestion Pricing: Paying Your Way in Communication Networks},
  author={Tristan Henderson and Jon A Crowcroft and Saleem N. Bhatti},
  journal={IEEE Internet Computing},
N etwork congestion is a fundamental problem facing Internet users today. Many common complaints — “Why is this streaming video clip so jerky?” “Why are these Web pages taking so long to download compared to yesterday?” and “Why are my pings so high in Quake?” — usually reflect congestion somewhere in the network. Traditional approaches to congestion control have viewed the Internet as a cooperative network. Transport protocols such as TCP were designed such that sources would adapt to network… CONTINUE READING
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