With all the available ways to store, transfer and upload data these days, from DropBox to Google's cloud technologies, does this seem viable anymore? There are more ways to get data from one place to the other than through streaming media. I guess this is more for simpler types of media, not complicated and larger types of files. But since I've never used it, I can't say for sure.
The prevalence and expansion of various technologies that allow for moving data across the globe cause the world to be a bit smaller, and to enable people on one side of the world to communicate with someone else on the other side in real time, and with very few complications as there might have been about 20 years ago.