Massive New Investment Required for Internet to Maintain Today's Performace

Bill St. Arnaud, Weblog, Jan 07, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

As I sit here today and grumble about how long it takes fr PDFs of reports to download over a web connection that should be lightning-quick, I am brought to mind of the concerns outlined in this post. Increasing demand means that "it will take as much as $137 billion in global infrastructure investment in the next three to five years to prevent significant service declines, including $42 billion to $45 billion in North America alone." Who will undertake such an investment? More.
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