Study sees 2010 bandwidth bottleneck

Several years back, when a bandwidth glut seemed imminent, the telecom industry got in the habit of asking "how much bandwidth is too much?" Now, there's no such thing as "too much," and only fears of "not enough." A new study from Nemertes Research suggests Internet demand could overwhelm network infrastructure within the next three to four years. Though the popularity of Web video certainly plays a role, rich media streaming and downloading isn't the only culprit; device connection capabilities are multiplying, too, such that mobile phones, TVs and every other gadget you can think of will soon be on the Internet looking for its share of bandwidth.

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