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Re: Vikings upset Karmazin
<<On Mon, 24 Apr 2000 23:19:01 -0400 (EDT), firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> There's a very good reason: lack of available spectrum. How far would an
> AM or FM radio station get if it had to transmit a separate signal over
> the air for each listener?
Irrelevant strawman. Multicast delivery is a fundamental property of
almost every subnetwork layer, and the technology already exists to
make one-way ``broadcast-style'' multicast scaleable across the
wide-area network. (Indeed, one can actually *buy* this service, for
corporate communications, from multiple ISPs.) The bandwidth cost of
a single stream of audio is epsilon.
We've been able to do this in my Lab for almost a decade now -- we're
just waiting for the commercial networks to catch up.