Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?

Michael.Dillon at Michael.Dillon at
Tue Jan 9 07:52:02 UTC 2007

> Bring that box to the living room in an attractive package and
> the stats will be very different.

This kind of box is very popular in England. It 
is called a digital TV receiver and it receives
MPEG-2 streams broadcast freely over the airwaves.
Some people, myself included, have a receiver that
with a hard disk that allows pausing live TV and 
scheduling recording from the electronic program
guide which is part of the broadcast stream.

Given that the broadcast model for streaming content
is so successful, why would you want to use the
Internet for it? What is the benefit?

--Michael Dillon

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