The current options to create CDNs all have drawbacks in terms of cost or corporate strategy. Larger, technically adept entities like Netflix and YouTube have built their own. But that option may not be feasible for startups or non-tech enterprises. Third-party hosting and support on traditional services is often thus the fallback option for those entities. But third-party services can become expensive very quickly as an app scales.
The Dispatch network runs on a global network of Farmers hosting and distributing data on behalf of the Uploaders who added them to the network, making it a de facto CDN.
The Uploaders can leave their content with as many Farmers as they see fit based on the size and demand of the file. And since there’s not just one company to set the price of the file hosting, the Farmers are actually bidding against each other to host the files for the lowest possible price.