2 thoughts on “FCC Pepper Talks Sling, Podcasting and Consumers”

  1. It’s not about reinventing broadcasting, it is about supplanting it. All you can ever do with broadcasting is find ways to offer more channels. This means, however, that each channel becomes less valuable and the only way to keep growing a broadcast company is through buying up the competition. This in turn results in the combined channels losing their diversity. Thus, the who process is self defeating. At a certain point, content on demand becomes feasible and then who cares how many broadcast channels there are when one can order up exactly what one wants when one wants it.

  2. Om said: “If only the pipe owners understood that – that would really changed everything! “.

    Pipe owners do understand this. The problem is that the pipes aren’t designed to handle the sustained transfer rates that video requires if a lot of people are using it. Even the limited BitTorrent usage makes up a cig chunk of the internet load – imagine if people we all getting 3-4 hours/day of video. The pipe people wouldn’t be making enough money to make the additional invenstment worth it.

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