NewTeeVee reports that the sorry state of “broadband” in America may be a barrier to the success of TV-over-IP sites like Joost, not to mention true IPTV players like AT&T. I tend to agree. What’s being done now is impressive, but we need dramatic increases in network speed to make all this amazing stuff work as well as it should. A relative lack of competition among service providers in the U.S. is a big part of the problem, and it probably won’t get better any time soon.
UPDTE: Britain faces similar problems, with ISP’s trying to extract money from the BBC now that it’s serving up large volumes of high-quality video.