Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Skype have become household names as demand soars for movies, television shows, amateur videos, and video calls delivered via the Internet and mobile networks. As a result, this enormous thirst for moving pixels is fast outpacing the capacity to supply video to viewers' screens. A team of Princeton researchers led by Mung Chiang, a professor of electrical engineering, is grappling with the problem by exploring ways to make global networks more efficient.
Prof. Mung Chiang and his EDGE Lab team have coauthored a whitepaper with the National Exchange Carrier Association in response to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) National Broadband Plan. As the economics side of networking is becoming ever more important, they have been studying the fundamental question of how to use pricing as a lever to enable universal broadband coverage. In their paper, they will address important questions such as - Who will pay for the estimated cost of $350