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fat pipe

A high-speed communications channel. Contrast with thin pipe.
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Not only do many consumers feel they are already paying for media, but these fat pipe platforms themselves have also resulted in media consumption habits that are anathema to payment.
The "fat pipe"--bulk fiber providers' infrastructure is nearby.
The new ATCA blade, equipped with four AdvancedMC expansion sites, features a versatile switched fabric with support for Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express, and a modular Fat Pipe design that can be upgraded to support Serial RapidIO and 10-Gigabit Ethernet in the future.
Many universities are finding ways to use their access to the fat pipe of Internet2 into a cost-recovery engine, Wilen says.
Look how Sky and TeleWest use their big fat pipe. Films on demand, player cams, and lots of red button trickery.
This question always shapes up as a debate between the "big fat pipe" guys vs.
The People's Voice award for this category was CNN.com (www.cnn.com), which offers a steady stream of just news in all categories flowing through a fairly fat pipe. The Webby was given to a site that covers a smaller spectrum intensively.
Furthermore, today's technology and bandwidth can easily fulfill the highest demand applications, so there's no need to get caught up in the "fat pipe syndrome" and wait for unlimited bandwidth and the ultra high speed transmission of 3G technology, Silverstein notes.