whats this all about

Andre Kesteloot andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Sat Oct 22 11:07:09 CDT 2005

Robert Stratton wrote:

>   [...] but the Akimbo technology uses a set- top box that presents 
> streaming video content from the Internet. I  knew of a few niche 
> programmers experimenting with this sort of  technology right now, but 
> I wasn't aware of any package programmers  bundling a range of content 
> services until now. You deploy a  proprietary set-top box at home, and 
> receive your video programming  over your broadband connection. I 
> expect you'll see more of this as  things like Verizon's FIOS service 
> are rolled out.
Should one subscribe to FIOS, and if one has to download the desired TV 
programs ahead of time, does that mean that one would not be able to 
switch from any channel to any other, as we can do now with cable TV ?
André N4ICK

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