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Been there tried that. (below)
Microsoft already offers exactly this, for Enterprise users. It would
be easily doable to make it available for private users.
There are no off-peak hours anymore. Moot anyway, given the available
bandwidth of the bigger backbones.
Due to the litigious nature of end-users and Microsloth... An ISP-run
"mirror" would be a major liability target.
To give you an idea of how twitchy end-users are... Comcast installed
Akamai caching servers a few years back. Before they even had them
tuned up, people nailed them with lawsuits, newspaper articles, and
legislator "investigation". So Comcast turned them off. We broadband
users don't want that much speed, apparently.
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