Apple And Comcast Discuss Possible Set-Top Partnership

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Apple And Comcast Discuss Possible Set-Top PartnershipApple 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.”

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