I agree this would be a great idea and looks like they allow isp to filter so jsut there own users use it.
This would stop slow links between VM and other hosts.
The specs of the system are not to bad. to get one system up would only costs £1000-2000 and you could add afew of them.
Something i hope VM will look into. if there is 1gbps traffic now leaving the VM network for game downloads then thast 1gbps more traffic for other skype and gaming traffic over your peering connections.
When I download a steam game, they can be tens of gigabytes for some, and I reach the cap really very quickly. I assume this is also putting a lot of load on the network, and if the performance over the last year is anything to go by, the last thing the network needs is more load. I'm on cable.
It'd win favour with lots of gamers. One of my main reasons for choosing VM in the first place was because I wanted a quick and reliable connection for gaming. It turned out to be a horrendous decision as the performance and reliability has been dreadful for me, but in other areas, and now mine is fixed, it's a good selling point. Word certainly travels quickly around the gaming community too (which is a large segment of young people nowadays!).
I think its a fantastic idea, really had my fill of buying games from Steam (or any other digital distributor) then having to wait until after 9pm to get them. If this avoids that and means we dont slow down other users its win win