Students at Oxford University are up in arms after the university’s computing arm banned them from using Spotify. Why? Because it uses up too much bandwidth, apparently, with its P2P technology being cited as the reason for the block. “Bandwidth that seems insignificant for one user will soon add up when scaled up to the many thousands of users connected to Oxford University’s networks,” says a statement. “It is one thing attempting to justify a network upgrade on the basis of a genuine academic requirement, such as the petabytes of data expected from CERN when their latest collider comes online…” Yeah, but at least Spotify works, we say. Source: Cherwell
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