In a report to be released later this year Internet users will face regular brownouts as bandwidth becomes saturated. Internet Article
I find this article interesting-I do most of my consulting remotely and frequently move large databases and custom programs. I often spend 8 hours or more a day accessing client servers over a VPN. This should be an interesting ride.
Experts predict that consumer demand, already growing at 60 per cent a year, will start to exceed supply from as early as next year because of more people working online and the soaring popularity of bandwidth-hungry websites such as YouTube and services such as the BBC’s iPlayer. It will initially lead to computers being disrupted and going offline for several minutes at a time. From 2012, however, PCs and laptops are likely to operate at a much reduced speed, rendering the internet an “unreliable toy”.