Done. Started a new topic.
When you look at bandwidth from today’s Internet perspective, 2MB/s may not sound like much, but as someone who has used 2400 baud modems (just over 1Kbps) I can tell you you can transfer quite a lot of information quickly.
To address the issue of low-bandwidth vs high-bandwidth content, the current plan is to have a tag that allows the receiver to recognize a low- and high-bandwidth version of the same content. The lo-fi version might be a stripped down, plain-text version, or even a partial version of the hi-fi content. The receiver would then be able to upgrade to high-bandwidth version when it is tuned into the high-bandwidth channel.
Also, in reference to the original topic, from my perspective, bandwidth is really one of the least significant problems in context of content selection. People keep asking for a democratic way of content selection as if that’s a solved problem that we are refusing or don’t know how to implement, and keep talking about problems that are beyond the selection process. I might be the dumbest person on earth or just misinformed enough and missing something crucial here, but I don’t think the selection process itself is a solved problem by a long shot.