reply to BlueC
Re: Delivered QAM vs. IP infrastructure... Good point. I didn't think about that angle but if it counts against your in-network IP cap even though you are viewing it off-network, what kind of metering is that?
By "off network", a Shaw's customer travels and uses the hotel's WiFi to access the Shaw's Video Service in their room. Why would that traffic count against their residential IP traffic cap?
I understand that Shaws may want to meter off-network movie viewing to control their outbound bandwidth but that's a helluva slap in the face. It shouldn't impact the customer's residential IP traffic cap since one UBB justification is to provide cause and effect for bandwidth hogs in the hope that it will curb their appetite enough to keep the system responsive for everyone. Either that or to generate the additional revenue necessary to upgrade the network to satisfy everyone's demand. This type of usage doesn't affect the last mile plant. In government, local revenue doesn't generally fund state roads.