Level 3 Communications Issues Statement ConcerningComcast'sActions

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 22:45:56 CST 2010


On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 11:23 PM, Ben Butler <ben.butler at c2internet.net> wrote:
> Ok, you have a point with SD vs HD which is encoded at 8 rather than 2 on our digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasters in the UK.
>
> So why 24mb or 50mb access speeds, what is it actually being used for, I do not believe that streamed video is the culprit here with most codecs doing about ~700 kbits.

why NOT 24mb or 50mb or 500mb? what applications/innovations/ideas are
being left on the table because folk can't do them in a reasonable
period of time with <2mbps and longer queue times on their home
network? If you could provision, cheaply, more bandwidth to the
end-users in a community (or really several communities) do you think
there would be new applications or new services provided to these
folks?

Video HD or SD is just one application/service... they get lots of
hype today, but tomorrow what things may be possible?

-chris




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