|Authors:||James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross|
|Chapter:||Computer Networks And The Internet|
Suppose you would like to urgently deliver 40 terabytes data from Boston to Los Angeles. You have available a 100 Mbps dedicated link for data transfer.
Would you prefer to transmit the data via this link or instead use FedEx overnight delivery? Explain.
40 terabytes = 40 * 1012 * 8 bits. So, if using the dedicated link, it will take 40 * 1012 * 8 / (100 *106 ) =3200000 seconds = 37 days. But with FedEx overnight delivery, you can guarantee the data arrives in one day, and it should cost less than $100.