[funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

Bora Akyol bora at broadcom.com
Wed Mar 14 18:22:53 UTC 2007

You are right. Video content tailored to every user is going to be the
next killer app.

Unfortunately, neither the telcos nor the cable companies quite get
this. They are stuck to their "channels" and everything is priced in
terms of channels.

As far as Bittorrent goes, if you ever wanted to get content that is not
available in the US, is there another choice?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On 
> Behalf Of Todd Vierling
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 9:58 AM
> To: Roland Dobbins
> Subject: Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell 
> big users (fwd)
> On 3/13/07, Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at cisco.com> wrote:
> > > what business drivers are there to put more bits on the wire to
> > > the end user?
> >
> > BitTorrent. ;>
> Smiley highly appropriate there.  The cultural diversity of the
> Internet-using population simply isn't capable of making BT a
> practical application for >99% of large, *legally* distributed data.
> Well, yet.
> > And on-demand DVR-type things
> IMHO, this (no, not VoIP) is the killer app.  Though I consider them
> still above the learning curve of most US consumers, the existence of
> the Slingbox and SageTV Placeshifter should indicate that we're
> getting close to the proverbial wall.
> -- 
> -- Todd Vierling <tv at duh.org> <tv at pobox.com> <todd at vierling.name>

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