internet brownouts

April 29, 2009 at 7:19 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
internet runs out of space
clipped from www.news.com.au

Brownouts expected as the internet runs out of space
INTERNET users will face annoying “brownouts” that will freeze their web browsers when capacity runs out in cyberspace as early as next year, new research says.

Experts predict consumer demand, growing at about 60 per cent a year, could outstrip supply as early as next year because more people are working online and using bandwidth-hungry video and music websites.

Initially, web browsers will go offline for several minutes at a time. From 2012, however, they’re likely to operate at a much lower speed, rendering the internet an “unreliable toy”, Times Online reports.

Read on about the people who say the internet is running out of space.

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