said by funchords:
I also don't know how much of CATV's own -- if any -- Video-on-Demand freight will be carried over the IP networks. This could make an upstream pipe full of tiny overhead TCP packets. That could mean trouble for gamers and VoIP.
No widespread or otherwise implementation of IPTV VoD that I'm aware of uses TCP for its' streams. Some of the setup of the streams such as ordering would be TCP however the stream itself is UDP.
I am interested in where you get that you shared more than 38Mbps in former Adelphia areas though. The vanilla DOCSIS used only supplies a maximum of 38Mbps per channel and while you can send multiple channels down a segment, meaning that each is shared between less people, it's still 38Mbps that they are sharing.
If there was something proprietary going on there or even seeing the light and using EuroDOCSIS
then that'd be interesting indeed.