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A plurality of content providers provide multiple resources to multiple clients. At least some of the resources are to be served to clients from a shared content delivery network (CDN) formed by a plurality of repeater servers. Each content provider provides at least some resources via one or more content sources associated with that content provider. Transmission data rates from the CDN on behalf of some of the content providers are monitored. Based at least in part on the monitored data rates, requests for resources are directed to a source other than the CDN. Redirection of requests may be based on a pricing policy.

Title
Controlling subscriber information rates in a content delivery network
Application Number
11/980684
Publication Number
7945693 (B2)
Application Date
October 31, 2007
Publication Date
May 17, 2011
Inventor
James A Balter
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Andrew D Swart
Pennington
NJ, US
Richard E Greer
Red Lodge
MT, US
David A Farber
Ojai
CA, US
Assignee
Level 3 Communications
CO, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
G06F 15/16
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