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BT suggests a charge for video content

Discussion in 'News' started by UKDarkstar, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    BT suggests a charge for video content



    Video over an Internet connection is hardly new, back in the dark ages of 2000 there were places where 300Kbps video streams could be found. In 2009 we now have a myriad of totally legal video sources, some in the UK and some hosted abroad, offering video at a wide range of qualities.

    BT according to the Financial Times is attempting to call an end to the 'free ride' that it perceives video websites have had. The FT article specifically mentions the BBC iPlayer and YouTube, but there are many other sites offering video which, while not as massive, still contribute to the peak time traffic load.

    "We can't give the content providers a completely free ride and continue to give customers the [service] they want at the price they expect" - John Petter, managing director of BT Retail's consumer business

    Full story : here
     
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    1. michael78
      michael78
      I think BT make enough for their crap service and technology already. Somewhere in BT's HQ their is a hamster in a wheel powering their broadband service. It's a joke that their crappy system of crumbling copper wire can't even supply 2Mbps to millions of homes. Maybe if they invested in good technology then people would be willing to pay extra rather than pay extra to the share holders. It's pathetic when Korea is talking about rolling out Gbit broadband and we struggle to get 2Mbps.

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