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Re: death of the net predicted by deloitte -- film at 11

  • From: Geo.
  • Date: Mon Feb 12 06:27:45 2007

10 or 1000 channels it's going to be better than not using it. I don't
see the logic in using it for nothing because it's not good for some

Multicast isn't going to help the phoneco atm network. Whatever model emerges will only work if it works all the way to the end user. If you have a weak link in the chain then the chain breaks and right now that weak link is the last 2 miles. You can't pump gigE bandwidth speed over a DS3 to a dslam because you have 65 users watching HD content at 6pm.

But if you accept that the average user only watches 3-6 hours of HDTV per day, you can spread the load out over 24 hours, the effects on available bandwidth can be reduced. The TIVO model appears to have an advantage for the viewer (a large archive to select from) and for the phoneco's and ISP's at the customer end.