from the hey,-Comcast,-you-have-a-fat-pipe dept
It seems like Comcast is a bit confused about the technology that it offers to its customers, which involves a generally fat broadband pipe to users, through which they can access all sorts of content, including on demand videos. So, you might think that if Comcast were to team up with a company like Netflix or Blockbuster, it would be to deliver streaming content. Nope. Apparently Comcast has done a deal with Blockbuster to deliver DVDs by mail. That’s literally what the two companies are calling the product: “DVDsByMail.” It’s not like this hasn’t been done for ages by both Netflix and Blockbuster. It’s not clear what Comcast brings to the table here other than the “um… why?” factor it adds by wondering why Comcast is involved in something that doesn’t involved delivering content over its own network, but using the US Postal Service’s “network” instead.