Video driving the broadband business

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts loves YouTube:

“…4 percent of all the bits going across high-speed Internet lines at Comcast is YouTube. We don’t view that as a bad thing. We view that as a great thing in terms of the core video business versus a differentiated broadband business.” (via PaidContent)

Video will shape the economics of the Internet over the next few years, even as it remains a minority of actual usage. The bandwidth requirements are just so much greater than for text and static images.