Broadband homes want faster, reliable Net

Households upgrading to high-speed Net access are basing their decisions on practical necessities rather than a desire for splashy graphics and streaming videos, a new study shows. [CNET News.com (20 stories)]

Households upgrading to high-speed Net access are basing their decisions on practical necessities rather than a desire for splashy graphics and streaming videos, a new study shows. [CNET News.com (20 stories)]

While that may be true, once you get used to having an always-on fast connection, you discover the wonders of streaming video and Internet radio. And it’s not all about Hollywood movie clips or commercial-free online radio stations streaming Eminem and Coldplay. From Amsterdam I watched a streaming video Buddhist teaching given by Sogyal Rinpoche, author of “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”, which was given at a Rigpa center retreat in Long Island, New York. People from all over the world viewed this teaching – a wonderful way to bring together the cyber sangha.