Rich Content Could Bring Internet to a Crawl

The present infrastructure is adequate for most users today, but as features become increasingly resource-intensive there could be delays. The increasing prevalence of rich content is to blame.

Video Road Hogs Stir Fear of Internet Traffic Jam:

Moving images, far more than words or sounds, are hefty rivers of digital bits as they traverse the Internet’s pipes and gateways, requiring, in industry parlance, more bandwidth. Last year, by one estimate, the video site YouTube, owned by Google, consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet did in 2000.

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