150 Mbps? Remember when we were thrilled with 56K?
This is only tagentially TV related, but the cable industry announced today a new modem design that will allow 150 megabits per second downloads. If you have Comcast high-speed Internet, you'll already have your skeptics hat on: There's usually a pretty wide gulf between what a modem is capable of and what it really delivers.
But whatever. When this arrives, it'll be a big step toward the inevitable TV future, when all programming will be downloaded or ordered on demand. What that means for broadcasters is very much up in the air (it's also a useful reminder that it's not just newspapers that are sweating our changing information economy!).