H04L 47/122(20130101), H04L 12/5692(20130101)
In one embodiment, automatically selecting a local communication channel for downloading a block of data via a network includes downloading portions of the block of data using first and second communication channels, determining a bottleneck exists on one of the local communication channels or on a component upstream from the channels, in response to determining the bottleneck exists on one of the local communication channels, selecting the communication channel that has the lowest energy cost and a download speed that meets a minimum threshold, and in response to determining the bottleneck exists upstream from the local communication channels, selecting the local communication channel having the lowest energy cost.
McLean, Ingo; Mostowfi, Mehrgan; and Christensen, Kenneth Jussi, "Systems and methods for automatically selecting a communication channel" (2015). USF Patents. 46.
University of South Florida