The hiccup w/ the FIFA World Cup™ live streams

So you got to be some desperate soccer fan and want to watch the FIFA World Cup™ on your PC at work?

Well, bad news. the live streams are so busy, you barely get to log into one. Certainly see more time outs than tune in, …

You know what? It is (mostly) just because the telcos where so unbelievable lazy adopting IPv6 and with it proper multicasting.

This way the humble server farms need to send out a dedicated high bandwidth video data stream to each of your video clients. Unlucky you, I feel with you – though for all the bits going wasted on this!

Update: The H covers it, now, too.

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