bandwidth hog

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bandwidth hog

A large file that takes a long time to download and at the same time makes it impossible to access anything else online. Also a person who is online for long periods.
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This is becoming increasingly critical, especially as higher learning becomes more dependent on bandwidth hogging applications, such as streaming video, to further student education.
The proposed solutions are all unpalatable: charging the BBC to pay the carriers, charging the users more for access, or choking the speed of Internet access to prevent bandwidth hogging.
The product guards against bandwidth hogging, with users assigned bandwidth according to their roles and applications.
Further, removing bandwidth hogging traffic - like viruses/worms/trojans/botnets/zero-day attacks - from the network pipe has allowed the company to provide its subscribers with a cleaner, more consistent, Internet connection.
The TippingPoint 10 also provides traffic management to stop bandwidth hogging applications like Peer-to-Peer and Instant Messaging.
This is an excellent example of how NetworkJustice FairShare can help optimize an entire wireless network, eliminate bandwidth hogging and ensure fairness," said Deterministic's President and CEO Steve Jackowski.