SYSTEM FOR REGULATING ACCESS TO AND DISTRIBUTING CONTENT IN A NETWORK

  • US 20150081427A1
  • Filed: 07/22/2014
  • Published: 03/19/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/18/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for regulating access to a service provider network, the system comprising:

  • a controller node coupled to the service provider network, the controller node comprising;

    a first processor to generate controller instructions, andfirst one or more network interfaces to transmit the controller instructions over the service provider network to a plurality of network elements; and

    the plurality of network elements, each of the plurality of network elements comprising;

    second one or more network interfaces coupled to the service provider network to receive the controller instructions from the controller node through the service provider network; and

    at least a second processor coupled to the second one or more network interfaces, wherein the second processor is to selectively transmit content requests to the service provider network in accordance with the controller instructions, and transfer received content data responsive to the transmitted content requests from the service provider network via the second one or more network interfaces.

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