I Expect Much Packet Loss

Yahoo will be livestreaming the first NFL game this fall:

A couple of months ago, when the NFL announced that for the first time ever, it would show a regular season game (almost) exclusively on the Internet, it didn’t know who would handle the streaming or how much it would cost fans to watch the game.

Now it does: Yahoo will host the livestream of the Oct. 25 Jacksonville Jaguars – Buffalo Bills game, and it’ll be free to viewers around the world.

I’ve been on the Internet since 1995. I don’t see this going smoothly.

I foresee video streams dropping mad packets.

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