Netflix CEO predicts a "Gigabit to the home" in ten years2011-05-04 11:12 by Daniela
Tags: Netflix, video streaming, broadband
In the fourth quarter of the last year Netflix streaming surpassed DVDs rental. The company's CEO Reed Hastings explains why this couldn't happen earlier - because then they couldn't stream movies over 56K modems.
Using Moore's Law and improvements in bandwidth, Hastings has made some calculations about the future of broadband connections:
Hastings claims that streaming over cable set-top boxes or DVD players will allow faster quality upgrades, because these devices are not dependent on switching out boxes in everyone's home.
In order to answer whether Netflix can be considered as a threat to cable operators, CEO Hasting explained:
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