Netflix Is Eating Up More Of North America's Bandwidth Than Any Other Company

Holmes,David A dholmes at
Wed May 18 20:01:01 UTC 2011

I think this shows the need for an Internet-wide multicast implementation. Although I can recall working on a product that delivered satellite multicast streams (with each multicast group corresponding to individual TV stations) to telco CO's. This enabled the telco to implement multicast at the edge of their networks, where user broadband clients would issue multicast joins only as far as the CO. If I recall this was implemented with the old Cincinnati Bell telco. I admit there are a lot of CO's and cable head-ends though for this solution to scale.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Holstein [mailto:michael.holstein at]
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 12:46 PM
To: Roy
Cc: nanog
Subject: Re: Netflix Is Eating Up More Of North America's Bandwidth Than Any Other Company


Somebody should invent a a way to stream groups of shows simultaneously
and just arrange for people to watch the desired stream at a particular
time. Heck, maybe even do it wireless.

problem solved, right?


Michael Holstein
Cleveland State University

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