SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Why cut the cord when you can take it with you? That’s the idea behind Verizon’s new plan, which will let its customers stream cable TV straight to their smartphones.
If you’re like me the first thing you’re probably thinking is how much bandwidth this will be taking up. The service is called video over the top. It uses Internet protocols, but on your phone to deliver video.
One of the things that I think Verizon is hoping for is to get some additional spectrum options from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). When television went from digital to analog about five years ago, it actually freed up some of the bandwidth spectrum and now they’ll be reallocating that.