Network congestion control system and method

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  • US 6,826,620 B1
  • Filed: 05/03/1999
  • Issued: 11/30/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for alleviating congestion in a communication network, the communication network enabling the flow of data to and from a plurality of end user devices that are connected to the network through a plurality of communication devices, the method comprising the steps of:

  • monitoring data flows to and from the plurality of end user devices for indications of congestion; and

    controlling the data rate of at least one end user device in response to said congestion indications.

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