Uncommon Wisdom:

Internet


November 20, 2007  3:33 PM

Internet traffic growth could be $150 billion problem



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Internet, Video Adapter

A study predicts that the unbridled downloading of content will increase Internet and broadband access traffic to the point where serious slowdowns could occur by 2010, and an investment of nearly $150B would be required to fix the problem. The exact numbers and dates here may require some...

October 11, 2007  1:43 AM

Doubts about consumer demand for bandwidth



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Internet, Video Adapter

Research is casting doubt on the notion that consumer demand will explode bandwidth needs, a story promulgated by Cisco and others. Skeptics note that in mature markets where high speed is available, traffic grows at about 18% per year. We agree with the notion that traffic explosions are highly...


October 2, 2007  10:36 PM

State of the Internet angst – again



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Internet

More angst about the state of the Internet is reported in the WSJ as key players in the development of the Net step up and talk about the directions things are taking, including the "parallel universe" approach that we have advocated since the middle 1990s. The notion is that commercial pressure...


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