I know the topic has veered off into the benefits of Ethernet and MESH systems. Back on topic, I am hoping this is an attempt to at least salvage and modernize the current satellite system and could be a gateway to some sort of hybrid system (hence the streaming backup option) and to eventually utilize the existing system to promote more steaming and less Sat and eventually make for a seamless transition (using existing equipment) from Sat/wired connection to a streaming option (and be able to keep the Sat option available to those who do not have a reliable streaming option). I also wonder if they've gotten "the word" from Discovery/TW, Paramount, etc. that the linear options for HBO, Showtime and so forth are eventually going away and this preps subscribers to have an all in one box solution for those "channels". I also wonder if this will incorporate a new RSN model, which I believe may eventually move completely to a streaming model as well. Note: This is all pure speculation on my part. But reading the "tea leaves" it all makes sense in what we are seeing. So being able to get your content via both Sat or Streaming and being able to get all your premium content through one box (i.e. the way the Osprey works) is something that would benefit many of us. But we'll see.