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

Paul Timmins paul at telcodata.us
Wed May 25 11:38:11 CDT 2011


On 05/24/2011 11:12 PM, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 10:48 PM, Lou Katz<lou at metron.com>  wrote:
>    
>>>> An "elegant" idea, done in by changing technology.   *sigh*
>>>>
>>>>          
>> As USENIX director I sponsored and sheparded this project, called "Stargate".
>> We at least got bits into the blanking interval at WTBS in Altanta.
>>      
> So... would this have been feasible today? given the bandwidth
> required to send a full feed these days, i suspect likely not, eh?
> (even if you were able to do it on all 500+ channels in parallel)
>    

All you need these days is an MPEG4 decoder and some ATSC tuners, and 
you can regenerate most of the alt. namespace locally. For the rest you 
may need a subscription to netflix a DVD drive, and some ripping software.

I wonder what usenet would take for bandwidth if you ditched all the 
pirated content.

-Paul




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