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BBC iPlayer crippling the net

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by temi, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Internet service providers claimed yesterday that BBC's iPlayer is putting the internet under severe strain and threatening to bring the network to a halt.

    Quite a lot of people are not watching TV live, ISP said, to cope with this, the UK Internet infrastructure needs to be upgraded, the cost of this is estimated at about £831 million.

    The ISP want BBC to help pay for this, but BBC claims its now their problem.
  2. RiverWire

    RiverWire New Member Webmaster

    Id imagine the BBC pay a decent quota to use there isp anyway, im with BBC on this one. ISP's have resposibility to cope with the ever growing damand. Most ISP's advertise that you an watch high speed video so they should be think about there adverts before stateing they cant cope
  3. xhan

    xhan <span style="color: white; font-weight: 700; backg Webmaster

    this is good! 8meg broadband as a basic speed the country wide - if they dont start doing this now what're they gonna do when enevitably people start streaming high def files!
  4. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    ALL ISp's have fair use policies, and I am told that more and more accounts are simply being turned off.

    I have a media centre setup, and have sky+, but stream stuff like torchwood rugby etc that I couldn't record.

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