Network Foundation Technologies (NFT) is developing a new kind of distributed networking technology for the real-time broadcast of audio and video media over the Internet at a cost point far below that offered by traditional online streaming media solutions.
Our goal is to provide the network foundation that will enable established content providers (such as television and cable networks) to simulcast their programming over the Internet at a cost point low enough to be supported by the broadcast advertising model.
By dramatically reducing content delivery costs NFT also aims to enable small and medium-scale content producers (such as political and religious organizations, and local and regional news organizations) to reach substantial audiences at a fraction of the cost of cable, broadcast, or satellite distribution.
NFT end-user products are built on top of the NFT Core. The NFT Core implements a distributed broadcast network in which a viewer's computer can act not only as a receiver of a video stream, but also as a repeater - passing a copy of the stream on to one or two other viewers. In this way, NFT utilizes the uplink capacity of end-user DSL and Cable modems that would otherwise be unused. Stream integrity is assured by the NFT Core via its ability to automatically position the most capable repeater nodes in the most critical regions of the network and to reposition nodes that become unreliable to the edge of the network.