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

Frank Bulk frnkblk at
Fri Jan 12 15:14:44 UTC 2007

You mean the NCTC?  Yes, they did close their doors for new membership, but
there are regional head ends that represent a larger number of ITCs that
have been able to directly negotiate with the content providers.  

And then there's the turnkey vendors: IPTV Americas, SES Americom' IP-PRIME,
and Falcon Communications.

It's not entirely impossible.



From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at] On Behalf Of Gian
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 7:47 AM
To: kuhtzch at
Cc: Marshall Eubanks; nanog at
Subject: Re: Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?

Many of the small carriers, who are doing IPTV in the U.S., have acquired
their content rights through a consortium, which has since closed its doors
to new membership. 

I cannot stress this enough: content is the key to a good industry-changing
business model. Broad appeal content will gain broad interest. Broad
interest will change the playing field and compel content providers to
consider alternative consumption/delivery models.

The ILECs are going to do it. They have deep pockets. Look at how quickly
they were able to get franchising laws adjusted to allow them to offer

Gian Anthony Constantine
Senior Network Design Engineer
Earthlink, Inc.

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