Faster Paths For Streaming Videos
Earlier this week, eMarketer reported that 70 percent of all Internet users watch online video. But your average uploaded video is considered old-fashioned. Now it's all about streaming live video to consumers anytime, anywhere.
But streaming high-quality video takes a lot of bandwidth, and live feeds often get interrupted on congested networks. Asankya is a company here at DEMO trying to find a way around that. It finds the quickest paths across eight different commercial broadband networks to deliver content to your computer. If a file is being stored on a server in Los Angeles, some packets may get routed over networks through Dallas up to Washington. If a faster path opens up going through a network in Chicago, some of the packets are rerouted there in order to deliver the entire file to you as quickly as possible. And its two-way capabilities improve the quality of video conferencing.
Asankya's technology is up and running in the Washington area. And it has some other DC connections. Among its investors are In-Q-Tel, a Washington-based fund, Frank Bonsal, a co-founder of NEA and a well-known investor in the Washington region, as well as Steve Chaddick, a co-founder of Ciena Corp., a telecom firm in Linthicum.
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