Level 3 Communications Issues Statement ConcerningComcast'sActions

Ben Butler ben.butler at c2internet.net
Mon Nov 29 22:58:52 CST 2010


Hi,

I am all up for any service that is compelling enough to inspire end user to spend their $s to use it.  Where I get super pissy is when then content provider blame us for impairing their product innovation and how the network operators are the bad guys and should spend the money to give the service away for free when they launch it because they cant / wont push the value proposition.

I do wonder who and why we are collectively upgrading our networks.  At the end of the day we are in business to make money.

-----Original Message-----
From: christopher.morrow at gmail.com [mailto:christopher.morrow at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Christopher Morrow
Sent: 30 November 2010 04:46
To: Ben Butler
Cc: Patrick W. Gilmore; NANOG list
Subject: Re: Level 3 Communications Issues Statement ConcerningComcast'sActions

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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