“Internet has not been designed for viewing videos” according to Mary Turner from Tiscali in the Financial Times. The British public tv station BBC has received a warning from English broadband carriers that the BBC’s new iPlayer is putting too much strain on their network. The carriers treathen to block iPlayer unless the BBC will start paying for the bandwidth used.
Though streaming videos are not the greatest bandwidth-eaters. According to research by CacheLogic (2007) it is peer-to-peer transfers that are responsible for over 60% of all bandwidth consumption.