Posted 03/24/2014 at 8:44 AM
Posted 3 years ago
Apple and Comcast may get together on a set-top box that would open up unfettered bandwidth access for customers signing on to such a service.
The idea is that Apple would let users stream on-demand and DVR offerings which would be serverd from the cloud.
According to this report, “Apple would benefit from a cable-company partner because it wants the new TV service’s traffic to be separated from public Internet traffic over the ‘last mile’ — the portion of a cable operator’s pipes that connect to customers’ homes…That stretch of the Internet tends to get clogged when too many users in a region try to access too much bandwidth at the same time.”