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brian

I read your article in Slate. While I agree that it might take a while for HD to migrate to the web, I disagree with your assessment that the Internet lacks the infrastructure to handle full blown video or that consumers won't watch shows through their computers than their TV sets.

As you know we currently rank 19th when it comes to broadband penetration globally (http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/0601/) and the speeds we get are pitiful as compared to many Asian and European countries. Our DSL/Cable lines average 1.5 mbs down while theirs can reach speeds of 100+ mbs at prices that are usually much less than in the US.

So, if we ever get around to matching the speeds other countries enjoy today, broadcasting HD will not be a problem. In South Korea many households already have access to a suite of broadband video programming.

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