How to improve your network performance by asking your provider for worse service

@inproceedings{Mittal2013HowTI,
  title={How to improve your network performance by asking your provider for worse service},
  author={Radhika Mittal and Justine Sherry and Sylvia Ratnasamy and Scott Shenker},
  booktitle={HotNets},
  year={2013}
}
TCP's congestion control is deliberately "cautious", avoiding overloads by starting with a small initial window and then iteratively ramping up. As a result, it often takes flows several round-trip times to fully utilize the available bandwidth. In this paper we propose using several levels of lower priority service and a modified TCP behavior to achieve… CONTINUE READING