Originally published: January 24, 2011
Last updated: January 24, 2011 - 8:37pm
Over the weekend, Daily's team executed the second phase of our experiment in building the future of fiber-powered public media in Lafayette, LA: delivering live high quality video from the Acadiana Center for the Arts (ACA) both out to the web but also to TV sets across our region through Acadiana Open Channel (AOC).
It used to be that getting live video from an event onto a TV screen was a big ordeal, requiring satellite trucks and lots of expensive and complicated equipment. On Saturday we proved that in a world with fiber, it doesn't need to be that difficult. What made this experiment possible is the LUSFiber intranet, a 100Mbps symmetrical community-wide LAN that every LUSFiber subscriber has access to for free. Using this intranet we were able to deliver a 5-7Mbps standard definition stream from ACA (Lafayette's new world-class performing arts facility) to AOC (Lafayette's public media leader) and then out over AOC's public access channel through both LUSFiber and COX's cable TV systems.
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