Ashwin Navin, the president and co-founder of BitTorrent, says that peer-to-peer file sharing as a video delivery platform is a reality — demanded by consumers and by by scores of media companies.
It’s time, he says, for the carriers to upgrade their systems to accommodate P2P protocols. He told me that BitTorrent has been working with carriers in solving these issues.
I interviewed him yesterday at the NewTeeVee conference in San Francisco. We spoke right after his luncheon panel.
Update 11/16: eWeek reports on the latest legal actions surrounding throttling and Comcast. The Los Angeles Times just published summary of developments this week.
And, wouldn’t it be nice if broadband in the U.S. was as fast as Korea so there wouldn’t be these squabbles over throttling and multi-level Internet services! See this report in today’s Los Angels Times.
— Andy Plesser