|reply to ohrly |
Re: Delivered QAM vs. IP infrastructure...
I thought VOD was delivered using IP RTSP. Doesn't this use the CMTS?
Regardless, if you are home and using the STB to view the VOD content and it doesn't count against your cap, fine. However, if you are away from home and watching TV using someone else's connection, why would that count against your cap?
I think the NN issues are there but masked by perhaps minor technical differences. What's the difference between paying a flat fee for all the Shaws Video Service bandwidth you can eat and paying a flat fee for all the Internet bandwidth you can eat? True, Shaws Video Service is local in their NOC and therefore doesn't use the Internet backbone but I thought UBB was necessary to curb last-mile demands thereby maintaining quality for all without costly network upgrades? Has the bottleneck moved from last mile to backbone?
Regarding the comparison to Electricity and gas, neither are unlimited so I'm not sure what that comparison means.