The idea here is absolutely not to get in competition
Easiest way not to do that is not to do anything in the first place. We can handle this, we do not need a newsgroup :)
The interest here is the upload/download rate because you use adequate newsgroup server (for example news.free.fr if your provider is the french provider Free.fr).
For example, I have a 200Kb/s to 800Kb/s download rate which is really quite good.
Our server has AMPLE available dedicated bandwidth (of the order of hundreds of megabits) and we pay our total bandwidth usage costs for quantity every month (we have never, ever gone over even hosting 2.8GB LiveDVDs, and my habit of using the box as a proxy and staging ground for my Linux distro downloads and so on..)
Every time I get a fast connection I run off and do a bandwidth test to see if I can make our server sweat. Even with a 32mbit line out the outside world, I was getting extremely decent rates of 2 megabytes/s to 3 megabytes/s.
You won't have to worry about it, and the larger downloads will also only be available by BitTorrent anyway (which saves us bandwidth and helps everyone share the load worldwide). We have plans for European and perhaps Asian/Australian mirrors simply because they have a weak link to the USA.
But our server has more than enough bandwidth and the link into Asia is far, far faster, apart from a perhaps slightly sluggish page start time, the actual download speed (average rate over a 100mbyte file for example) should be to the limit of YOUR connection.
Maybe we could have this upload/download rate with a ftp in each country and with mirrors, because atm, I'm sorry but I don't have this download/upload rate with powercollaboration.org (I guess the website is located in the US).
This is probably down to your ISP, and not us. PowerCollaboration is hosted on a different box to the PowerDeveloper server right now (confusing ain't it? :) so the bandwidth and speed don't tally up, but rest assured; we will host files and important, no-login-needed files and the bittorrent tracker on the faster PowerDeveloper server (along with the rest of the Genesi sites, which generate some insane amounts of page hits when Bill makes his blog runs..)
Matt Sealey, Genesi USA Inc.
Product Development Analyst