Level 3 Communications Issues Statement Concerning Comcast'sActions

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Nov 30 00:22:56 CST 2010


On Nov 29, 2010, at 8:04 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:

> On Nov 29, 2010, at 10:51 PM, Ben Butler wrote:
> 
>> In the Uk, we used to have 2MB DSL, and business providers like myself would happily provide it on the basis of CBR 2Mbit and we did'nt care what you did with it.  2Mbit is more than enough for streaming and I challenge anyone otherwise.
> 
> I say otherwise.
> 
> So do many customers who want 720 or 1080 lines on their TV.
> 
You can stream 1080p/5.1 128khz over 2mbps at high quality using codecs that were available 2 years ago.
(VP6, VP7 can do this, for example).

However, yes, 2mbps is at the low end of acceptable today since many households want more than one
1080p stream at a time.

Owen





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