That could be true for VOIP. But has it happened yet with IPTV? Maybe it's happening now.
Anyway, Stefan, formerly of Entrisphere, is making a case for more fiber to more homes. He's winding up his talk now, but one of his first slides said that, with HDTV, a competitive broadband offering requires 50 Mbit/s today.
And don't expect that better video encoding will save you from needing a bigger bandwidth connection. The good Knight says any bandwidth savings from MPEG-4 will very quickly be be negated by demand for multiple HD-DVRs per home.
That's not quite what a lot of carriers on this continent are advocating.
— Phil Harvey, Barely Managing Editor, Light Reading