Streaming Internet Television – An Overview

We are often told that we’re living in the information age - but it may be more accurate to say that we live in the content age.  More than any time in human history, we’re inundated from every side by content, in multiple forms – music, advertising, social media – and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the new frontier of streaming internet television.   For years, as consumers, we’ve had to pay more than we wanted for more channels than we needed.  Now finally, the almighty “bundles” are being broken and it’s become much more possible to [...]

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Content Delivery Networks

In our last blog, we talked about internet speed tests, and the many factors that can influence them.  One of those factors which we did not discuss is called a “content delivery network.”   A Content Delivery Network, or CDN, is a term for a particular way of distributing internet content.  Traditionally, when you browse to a website from your computer, the information is pulled from the website, carried over the internet, sent through an unknown amount of Internet Exchange Points to your local network, and then translated by your browsing software. Physical Proximity In a CDN, content providers (e.g. [...]