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A plurality of content providers provide multiple resources to multiple clients. At least some of said 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. Amounts of data transmitted by the CDN on behalf of each of the plurality of content providers are monitored. Based at least in part on said monitoring, requests for resources are selectively delivered at a lower transmission rate. The lower transmission rate is achieved by generating pauses or delays in the transmission.

Title
Controlling subscriber information rates in a content delivery network
Application Number
11/980689
Publication Number
7949779 (B2)
Application Date
October 31, 2007
Publication Date
May 24, 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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