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U.K. ISPs Get Nervous as Video Download Services Come Online

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by temi, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    According to several major British ISPs, the BBC's new broadband media player will clog the tubes like they've never been clogged before.
    The British Broadcasting Corporation's new iPlayer software client lets U.K. citizens watch video and play audio of shows produced by the state-funded media outlet. The client, which uses Kontiki P2P technology to distribute content among consumers, is currently in beta. A full launch is expected in the fall.

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  2. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    This will definetly put more pressure on ISP's. There is a competitive market out there and ISP's are trying to bring down prices to stay ahead. Video download services will mean internet pipes will get clogged up by downloaders and will affect those who are just browsing.

    ISP's may also be forced to increase prices if they need to purchase more bandwidth to keep up with the increase in Internet downloads.

    Do you think those ISP's who are offering unlimited downloads may change their policies to limited downloads?

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