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The Internet is full
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I Just read an artice, a friend sent me the link, about the internet being full??

The Internet is full

It's generally accepted by anyone and everyone in the know that the internet is growing exponentially. To give you an idea of how much and how fast, consider that last year YouTube alone used as much bandwidth as was needed for the entire internet in 2000.

Trouble is, this growing demand for video and TV download services such as the Beeb's recently launched and already successful iPlayer is overloading networks so badly that some particularly gloomy experts are predicting the internet could simply grind to a virtual standstill by 2010. They are calling it the broadband crunch.

The problem lies not in the fibre optics and underground cables of the main internet 'motorways' which have huge capacities and are constantly upgraded with new technologies but with the 'last mile' routers, switchers and copper wires running from exchanges directly into the home.

"There are going to be some real crunches, some real hard times coming. It's because of the market and the business models which don't see a way of making a profit," commented Scott Bradner, technology security officer at Harvard University ahead of an 'End of the Internet' debate happening in Boston this month.

Essentially, internet providers are too busy undercutting each other to maximise short term profits without considering the long term implications of neglecting the infrastructure.

"There will not be a fibre-to-the-home network in the next 20 years," according to BT spokesman Mike Bartlett. "It would be a massive call to say, "Let's fibre up the nation." It would take many years, cost billions of pounds [actually estimated at around £20billion], involve digging up all the roads and we don't know if people really want it."

There are new technologies in the pipeline that could eradicate these problems, such as nuclear research organisation Cern's fibre optic linked servers that run 10,000 times faster than broadband. But timescale and guarantees are hard to come by.

As Larry Irving, co-chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance so eloquently puts it, "We're not saying it's going meltdown, but you could have latency. It'll be like trying to get from point A to point B in London on a Wednesday afternoon. Good luck."
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Posted 4/10/08
Bleh. I've heard this news already. This is most certainly not true.
The news already got rumored in 2006. Then, nothing happened. Saying that it's full so we should delete some things and bla bla bla is all but a bluff.
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Posted 4/10/08
meh its 65% full of n00bs *nod*nod*
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Posted 4/10/08
Uhh, is this true?
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lol.. Who says they don't earn something from internet? Hahah so funny.. This thread made me laugh.. The internet has never been full and will never be. all I can say to those who made the article is STFU... Eat some rice and learn more about the internet..
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Posted 4/10/08
It's like saying the universe is getting full.
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I owns the Internet.
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This whole issue of the Internet becoming clogged is part of the political hot potato known as "network neutrality." On one side, cable and telecommunications companies are complaining that companies like YouTube, Google, and others that receive a lot of visitors and take up lots of bandwidth should help pay for more data lines and equipment to keep the networks running smoothly. On the other side, the content producers argue that they're already paying for access to the network, and it would be unfair to charge them twice - besides, if it weren't for the content they produced, the Internet would not have grown to the size it is today, to say nothing of the lucrative business it is for cable and telecommunications firms.

So Basically like youtube, which is the most popular video streaming in the world has the most internet traffic, disclaimers wanted for youtube to pay twice as the bandwidth because if you sense a slow download most probably your neighbor is downloading a video again in youtube thus blaiming this popular websites.

Anyways, im sure humans are smart enough for this.

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Why does it say "There will not be a fibre-to-the-home network in the next 20 years,". I have fibre optic cable connected directly to my computer and so do most of my neighbours. (and no we aren't filthy ritch if you were wondering). This rumor is the same as Y2K bug. The technologie gets upgraded very often so it's very very unlikelly that Internet will crash. Besides wireless fast networks are being created so they will lift some pressour from cables.
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I can see it now. Everyone surfing the gritty futuristic internet dystopia where there is no law and age restrictions are myth...
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Kenshin1986 wrote:

I owns the Internet.


grammar please. thanks. hehehe.
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Posted 4/19/08
is that a paradox...? I mean it may be full at some point but eventually the geekiness of man will prevail again and the internet will never be technically full...
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Posted 4/19/08

redhorse92 wrote:


Kenshin1986 wrote:

I owns the Internet.


grammar please. thanks. hehehe.


lol! XD
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