The Internet was not designed for speed. In the early ‘80s, the original architects were focused on reliability, and speed was a secondary concern. After all, how fast does a network need to be for text? Today, all of that has changed. People now spend a substantial amount of time online consuming their daily news, watching movies and TV shows, playing games, downloading music, and updating software. With increased usage of the Internet, speed is now the focus – and reliability is just assumed.
This whitepaper discusses why speed, or throughput, is so critical for today’s Internet users, provides a historical perspective on the Internet’s TCP protocol underpinning and describes how the FastTCP protocol addresses the needs of today’s Internet.
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