Yes, Broadband And TV Are Linked

Gigaom, Thursday, April 26, 2012 4:12 PM
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"For those who even doubt that the future of TV involves broadband," Stacey Higginbotham presents a chart showing how "real-time entertainment (primarily video) [Web] traffic is almost 65 percent of U.S. network traffic."

Her conclusion? "We can’t put this genie back in the bottle."

Still, all this video streaming creates new issues, with ISPs implementing usage caps. "Which then leads back to one of the questions that wasn’t asked yesterday at the Senate hearing on the future of TV," she writes. "Are caps a worrisome protectionist tool to keep subscribers locked to both broadband and pay TV subscriptions? And if that’s a yes, then what should the FCC, Department of Justice or Congress do about it?"

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