Cisco Working on Video-on-Demand

, and is clearly planning on building infrastructure for the next stage of consumer-grade video-on-demand.

Cisco, a networking giant that makes very unsexy gear, also acquired Scientific-Atlanta and is working on both software and hardware for the series of tubes that will soon carry on-demand PR()N to all of our homes and businesses.

The major problems we’re facing right now are bandwidth issues and compression speed. Cisco’s efforts should streamline the process a bit and actually build a lot of the heavy lifting right into the hardware.

Cisco buys video-on-demand start-up []