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

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Wed May 18 15:31:58 CDT 2011


On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Joel Jaeggli <joelja at bogus.com> wrote:
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> On May 18, 2011, at 1:01 PM, Holmes,David A wrote:
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>> I think this shows the need for an Internet-wide multicast implementation.
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> 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.

slightly wrong question: "How many people last 'period of time' chose,
early enough, to want to watch CMTotU lastnight at 10."

if the number is greater than X, multicast it with time to deliver
before 10pm pdt start time. If it's less, unicast...




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