SPOTLIGHT: Online video reduces Last Mile bandwidth reqs?

Many warnings have come up lately about online video traffic causing the Internet to collapse, but Tom Evslin has an interesting take on at least the Last Mile part of these theories: When it comes to the Last Mile, routing TV over the Internet could actually decrease the amount of bandwidth needed--at least for cable systems. Post

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Charter Communications said it will add five “Latino targeted TV networks” to its Spectrum TV lineup.

Among pay TV subscribers and broadband-only subscribers, YouTube and Netflix were among the favorite services featured in makeshift video bundles.

Charter argues that the data caps rules were imposed so that Charter wouldn’t hurt OTT video players by limiting their traffic on its network.