HD movies + P2P = ISP pain

Tired of your ISP's bandwidth caps? Well, if you're a fan of both HDTV and P2P you could end up even less keen.

Tired of your ISP's bandwidth caps? Well, if you're a fan of both HDTV and P2P you could end up even less keen. Many thanks to James Enck for pointing out the reality of dodgily sending/receiving high definition movies. A reality of about 20 gigs a movie. Ack.

Enck's take is that ISPs are drastically underestimating the demand they'll be facing. It'll be interesting to see whether they'll crack down on the bandwidth-munching rapscallions or change the term "unlimited bandwidth" from its current implication ("limited bandwidth") to its literal meaning. Hmm.