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Not so much bandwidth after all

By mattdm in News
Mon Feb 21, 2000 at 09:04:42 PM EST
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Interesting little bit in Inter@ctive Week noting that despite earlier predictions, we're not going to a surplus of bandwidth in the next few years. This may be partly true -- the article mentions the increase of broadband at the edges of the network (ie your house and mine) as decreasing the relative amount of core bandwidth -- but I can't help but feel that industry folk making noises like this is largely about making sure my access bill stays high. Thoughts?


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Not so much bandwidth after all | 6 comments (6 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
Yep... interesting and fresh... it ... (none / 0) (#3)
by Emacs on Mon Feb 21, 2000 at 04:38:07 PM EST

Emacs voted 1 on this story.

Yep... interesting and fresh... it has a nice beat to it .

Interesting, although not surprisin... (none / 0) (#2)
by bmetzler on Mon Feb 21, 2000 at 05:31:21 PM EST

bmetzler voted 1 on this story.

Interesting, although not surprising. As fast as bandwidth has been upgraded, the internet keeps getting more popular, and having more uses.

It's like building more roads because the existing ones are jammed. But cars are selling faster then roads can be made.

What can be done to increase bandwidth?


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Too short.... (none / 0) (#1)
by ebunga on Mon Feb 21, 2000 at 05:32:28 PM EST

ebunga voted -1 on this story.

Too short.

Interesting. Good. Hurry up and buy... (none / 0) (#4)
by xah on Mon Feb 21, 2000 at 06:48:28 PM EST

xah voted 1 on this story.

Interesting. Good. Hurry up and buy shares in bandwidth providers, because their revenue will be going up. Unless we have a recession. Uhm, nevermind.

Interesting. A bandwidth surplusss... (none / 0) (#5)
by derick on Mon Feb 21, 2000 at 07:51:21 PM EST

derick voted 1 on this story.

Interesting. A bandwidth surplusss is a hard thing to achieve, traffic will always grow to fill any amount of bandwidth.

Re: Not so much bandwidth after all (none / 0) (#6)
by lachoy on Mon Feb 21, 2000 at 11:12:05 PM EST

A nasty side-effect of bandwidth scarcity is that the people who *do* supply bandwidth can afford to be bigger assholes than they are now. If you're not a major, major company, try getting your ISP (or even worse, their upstream provider) to give you something even resembling customer service. Exercise in futility.
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