Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Internet Pipes Not Quite Ready to Burst After All

Bob Brown writes on NetworkWorld:

Despite the fact that more people are dishing up video and other bandwidth-saturating content, Internet traffic growth rates are actually slowing down, according to a new Web site at the University of Minnesota.

The Minnesota Internet Traffic Studies (MINTS) site, which we first learned about late last year, shows that Internet traffic growth rates have settled in at about 50% to 60% in the United States and worldwide as the Internet matures. That’s a far cry from the doubling rates every year or even every 100 days that some like WorldCom claimed in the mid-to-late 1990s.

More here.


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