War for the Web
22 02.11

100 GB/s is the future of the Internet

Demand for bandwidth is on the rise, the current infrastructure in the United States, particularly in middle america, is copper based. This is like a one lane highway, it can only support so much traffic. This article, from Gigaom.com, describes the recent upsurge in network building. All of the previously abandoned fiber has been used up, and now we need to build more, particularly as services like netflix and video streaming push increased traffic to the periphery of the network.

This has a lot to do with the changing web, and how an incredible change in usage has occured from the web’s early development as a business platform to its current usage as an entertainment platform. It really drives home the point that the physical web will need to change as the way it is used changes.

reposted from gigaom.com

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