Netflix Is Eating Up More Of North America's Bandwidth Than Any Other Company
joelja at bogus.com
Wed May 18 20:18:12 UTC 2011
On May 18, 2011, at 1:01 PM, Holmes,David A wrote:
> I think this shows the need for an Internet-wide multicast implementation.
there's a pretty longtailed distribution on what people might chose to stream. static content is ameniable to distribution via cdn (which is frankly a degenerate form of multicast), but lets face it, how many people watched "Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog" in east palo alto last night at 10pm.
> 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 csuohio.edu]
> 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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