The BBC's confirmed today that they’ve served up a massive 75 million streams via iPlayer. That’s a hell of a lot of episodes of Eastenders and Eggheads.But now Aunties’ on–demand service has finally taken streaming into the mainstream, all hell’s about to break loose. April’s figures show that requests for 21 million programmes meant an overall increase of 20 per cent in streaming traffic.Now, ISPs are already in a right huff over having to shell out on extra bandwidth to deal with demand for all things Beeb. That means either we’ll have to pay more for broadband, or Mark Thompson and co will have to front up via the licence fee.It’s a tough one and at the end of it all, it’ll be us who foot the bill for our addiction to top quality VOD. Either that or the ISPs could finally start cranking out some decent speeds via the sewers. I know which one I prefer.
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