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So we're running out of internet:)


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#1 Helio

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:01 AM

Experts Warn Internet Is Running Out of Bandwidth
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Print Internet users face regular "brownouts" that will freeze their computers as capacity runs out in cyberspace, according to research to be published later this year. It will initially lead to computers being disrupted and going offline for several minutes at a time. Beginning in 2012, however, PCs and laptops are likely to operate at a much reduced speed, rendering the Internet an "unreliable toy."


http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/ne...icle6169488.ece

Edit: Another link about bandwdith issues.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dw...ps.3ab3f85.html

Edited by Helio, 30 April 2009 - 02:16 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:13 AM

Very interesting article, thanks for sharing!

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:45 AM

Interesting but I wonder how much of this is just propaganda in preparation for possible ISP rate increases in the US. They have trying to implement metered services for a few years now and there's much debate as to the true reason.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:42 AM

Interesting but I wonder how much of this is just propaganda in preparation for possible ISP rate increases in the US. They have trying to implement metered services for a few years now and there's much debate as to the true reason.



The answer is simple expand the networks. You are 100% right and with more and more sites pushing music video and high end websites it is only going to get worse. The problem is the networks are not keeping up with the traffic. basically like any major highway more cars than road. Personally I think the US should force all its backbones to expand to the rate of its client base. There is no reason to limit users when they are making billions each year on the same fiber from the 90s.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:23 PM

Added another link to the original post.

A growing number of high-speed Internet service providers are trying to convince their customers that they should pay for their service based on how much data they download in a month.


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Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:08 PM

This is a ploy to boost revenue by all the bandwith providers sitting on miles of 'dark fiber' they could not sell during the dot com bust. Google the following: 'underutilized fiber network' and 'dark fiber' and you'll find there is plenty of available bandwidth, at least here in the US. I cannot and will not speak for other nations fiber infrastructure. 'The glass' is in place, what it needs is to be is 'lit'. That comes at a price in the terms of 'hardware' investments, and datacenters.

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