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

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Wed May 18 21:27:37 UTC 2011

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 4:53 PM, Brielle Bruns <bruns at> wrote:
> On 5/18/11 2:33 PM, Dorn Hetzel wrote:
>> If we're really talking efficiency, the "popular" stuff should probably
>> stream out over the bird of your choice (directv, etc) because it's hard
>> to
>> beat millions of dishes and dvr's and no cable plant.
>> Then what won't fit on the bird goes unicast IP from the nearest CDN.
>> Kind
>> of like the "on demand over broadband" on my satellite box.  Their
>> selection
>> sucks, but the model is valid.
> If someone hadn't mentioned already, there used to be a usenet provider that
> delivered a full feed via Satellite.  Anything is feasible, just have to

doug went out of that business, it wasn't (apparently) actually viable.

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