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Bring on the Bandwidth

Radio 4 Series 1 Episode 1
First broadcast 4th September 2008, 20:30
Duration: 27:48
The internet needs more and more bandwidth to provide on-demand services that users want. But can the system cope? Peter Day asks the experts, including the writer George Gilder. Producer Neil Koenig

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Introduction - The joined-up universe

Duration: 00:12

3D Virtual walk around the human body and protein cells (CALIT2, California) needing the amazing connectivity of the Internet. Pixels need bandwidth on the internet (Larry Smarr)

Duration: 05:18

Internet data, sound, video each need more system bandwidth (George Gilder, Writer), more demand to come for, say, TV on demand for personal TV. Fast Lane Daily, Next News Networks, beyond the multi-cable TV Networks

Duration: 05:27

Meeting the demands more internet bandwidth (Velocix, Bob Lindsey & Phil Robinson), Fibre Optic to the home, TV and HD TV to the home

Duration: 03:46

The Internet: Who is in charge of it? Commentator, Mark Anderson comments on Fibre ('glass') in the ground for all

Duration: 02:09

The Internet: In UK? BT: Investment into fibre (Gavin Patterson) for 100MB/s home needs in the future. Who pays?

Duration: 03:01

HD Videoconferencing, CISCO (Tony Bates) Demand for more Internet bandwidth increases with this, more than video on demand delivery (Mark Anderson comments on Vision Technologies)(Paul Saffo comments)

Duration: 07:44


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