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Bandwidth Caps & Exponential Growth in Streaming Media 2011/08/17

Posted by nydawg in Archives, Digital Archives.
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Check out this infographic from Wired which gives a sense of the expected exponential growth
of streaming and downloading media file sizes . . .  I mean, I can sort of understand how

a standard def full-length movie like China Syndrome would be about 4 GB, and
a Blu-Ray movie would be about 25 GB, and
a 1080p HD movie would be nearly 40 GB, but given current bandwidth, how will we EVER be able to “stream”
a 90 minute 280GB  ultra 3D movie?  (That works out to nearly 3 GB/minute or 1 GB / 20 seconds!

I mean I guess FiOs offers fast speeds, but remember that’s Megabits/second not MegaBytes / second.




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