5 thoughts on “Silicon Valley & The iTunes Ripple Effect”

  1. I can understand that consumers downloading movies would increase the demand for bandwidth, but would also think that consumers that would be downloading movies probably already have broadband access. That and the issue that broadband may become commodities (like voice) and just providing the pipe becomes less and less attractive. The issue is how can the pipe owner begin to capitalize on content, and if its being done by Apple instead of in-house, then it becomes less and less attractive (pretty much like voice).

  2. To: Patrick Mullen
    I agree that consumers already have broadband access, but the question now is how fast would a consumer want his movie download to be and if we combine it with the fact that most consumers are moving towards VoIP to handle thier voice communication then it becomes a win situation for ISP’s here as to have good service you would need to up your bandwidth speed 🙂

  3. I can buy music videos on the iTunes Music Store. I can watch movie trailers. I can not currently buy movies from the iTMS. There has been no “news that the company is going to start offering full length movies for download via the iTunes store”, there have been rumors that they will. And that is it. Just rumors. There is a difference between news and rumors.

    Unless Apple has done a press-release on this subject that I’ve missed… then this is factually incorrect reporting.

  4. Unfortunately the hosting business has moved from the valley to OH by the columbus river. This time around (unlike 1999-2000) I dont think there will be new data centers coming up in the valley.

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