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News Internet could be filled up by 2010

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 21 Nov 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. quack

    quack New Member

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    It is a scaremongering study, paid for BY the telcos.

    They want to spread as much FUD (Fear Uncertainty & Doubt) as possible so Net Neutrality will become a thing of the past, and therefore save themselves billions in improving their infrastructure which they should be doing anyway.
     
  3. mmorgue

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    Hmm. Interesting. I wonder what procedures we in the UK will have put in place. Perhaps a "Net-congestion" charge for which webbernet tube your webbernet-packets travel down.

    I suppose if you register your data as "black cab material" you'd go congestion charge free...

    /sigh

    You'd think the US and the UK wouldn't have any trouble keeping up with the likes of Japan or Sweden where fiber optics are quite normal
     
  4. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Agreed, first thing I thought when I saw this on the BBC yesterday.
     
  5. Lazarus Dark

    Lazarus Dark New Member

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    I can believe it.
    Think about it. No one twenty years ago could have seen the rapidly increasing demand for computing power. The more calculations per second I can do, the more I find I need. A new, faster cpu? Now I can do things I never thought about... but wait, I just thought of something I still can't do... multicore? Thanks, now I can do that too, but wait... if I had eighty cores, I could do even more!
    The same with internet access- wow, this bbs and aol is great... but dl'ing a song takes ages. 56k modem? Now I can dl that song, but what about video? Cable modem, great... but what about HD?
    Give me a gigabit line and I bet I could find a way to max it out and still need more. Heck, I already know how I'd use it.
     
  6. stephen2002

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    That the internet will end up clogged seems to be a rather silly notion. The internet keeps expanding capacity. If more capacity is called for then more capacity will be built. Bandwidth and applications of the bandwidth generally go hand in hand. Perhaps if more and more applications appeared with a stagnation of capacity buildout then sure, it would clog up pretty quick, but that is just not the case. My two cents at least.
     
  7. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Yesterday wasn't the last day of March so...????
    This reminded me of a Dilbert cartoon - best link a quick search gave: http://www.cs.vu.nl/~frankh/dilbert.html scroll down or search page for "The Internet is full".
     
  8. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Traffic shaping is nothing new for the UK.

    I think the main fear is IPv4 running out of available addresses and I presume the costs involved are for changing equipment to IPv6.
     
  9. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    I concur kenco, traffic shaping is old news.

    Plusnet have been throttling all P2P downloads for over 18 months now, as do Tiscali and i'm sure plenty of others as well.
     
  10. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i wonder if fiber is that expensive that companies don't want to change....
     
  11. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    you hear that telecom, nz is part of this world isnt it?
     
  12. drakanious

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    Seems almost Malthusian in its logic.

    "Bandwidth increases linearly while population increases exponentially."

    Give me a break--as long as telecoms focus on increasing bandwidth, and as long as the government continues to regulate monopolies (or veritable monopolies in the case of many US towns where Cable and DSL are the only 2 viable choices for broadband), the situation will resolve itself--if demand outstrips supply at the rate this article is implying (especially if nothing is done to increasing demand when companies *know* that demand is increasing at a given rate), then the companies should be fined for unfair business practices--don't let any rep tell you otherwise--they have tons of money (it's called *profit*).

    *anger*
     
  13. Cptn-Inafinus

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    I havent had any troubles with that at all so far. It might be because I live rural, but i on average get speeds on downloads and P2P software of between 75kbps (minimum!) and 250kbps! Thats dam good, considering how far away i am from the nearest exchange.

    I have downloaded over 3gb's in a whole day and never had it throttled.
     
  14. evox

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    Kill MySpace = Problem Solved
     
  15. Henk

    Henk Uninformed Opinionist

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    Fixed.
     
  16. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    & FaceBook & ...
     
  17. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Give us IPv6 then the telcos will be happy as they can charge per PC and we don't have to fiddle with atrocious routers.

    Also, if JANET can give sustainable 50Gbit/s, why can't BT?
     
  18. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    If there wasn't porn on the internet there would be no problem at all

    then again that is the reason the internet was created, porn :D
     
  19. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    The last part is not true but I'm sure that removing all the porn would have a huge impact.
     
  20. steveo_mcg

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    Porn, however, has paid for a large part of the web at least.
     
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