The Internet is DOWN

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  1. lorne

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    CTV.ca | Internet slowdown on horizon, study claims

    A study claims that Internet performance could start to decline by 2010 due to a growing gap between access capacity and demand. This is due to the increased ability to download greater amounts of files and the increasing development online technology. The end result could be internet Brown OUTs due to the inability to increase internet supply demands fast enough thats right people of California not only will you loose your power but you will have loss of internet. I cant even comprihend what this could do music/porn downloading, and this site of course
     
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    Maybe we'll all have actual lives again. :smile:
     
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    This study seems kind of silly. I'm not saying it's impossible, but there doesn't seem to be any evidence presented as to why increased demand will not coincide with increased expenditures on backbone capacity, particularly with the spread of fiberoptic lines.
     
  4. Mr. Snakey

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    The loss will be due to California's ongoing power problem. The slowdown will happen because of the Brown Outs.
     
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    no it said nothing about cable tv being down
     
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    I have a hard time believing that, they will find someway to introduce faster performance. Besides... that just means I have to spend more time on the internet doing what I actually have to do.

    Furthermore how are we going to know if this will effect individuals...

    These are the questions I have after not reading the article.
     
  7. Mr. Snakey

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    Yes. The introduction of Wireless and Fiber optics will take care of this. California has had ongoing power problems for years.
     
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    Oh so they are concerned about California only? Meh oh well then, as long as it doesn't hurt my connection. I'm wireless already.
     
  9. Mr. Snakey

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    If there is a problem which there wont be people will demand High Speed. I dont see a problem in any of this.
     
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    It's as scary as the Y2K bug.

    I'll sleep on it.

    Predictions tend to be silly in retrospect. I still see the book title THE COMING CRASH IN 1965 in used bookstores.
     
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    Yeah I'm wireless high speed. My desktop feeds the signal to my laptop... it's password protected so my neighbors can't steal my connection.
     
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    Has anyone called Al Gore and told him he needs to leave this Global Warming thing alone and fix the internet he invented? :biggrin1:

    Honestly? Living in a tech center, I doubt the powers that be at Microsoft will allow this to happen. There is a group at Microsoft that I think deals with just this sort of issue. So what will happen is we will end up paying $600 for a special adapter to keep us "up to speed" online.
     
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    I dont see any problems at all. Nothing to worry about.
     
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    While I have yet to actually read the study, please keep this in mind: it was 'sponsored' by Internet Innovation Alliance, a lobby group that was founded in part by... get ready for this... AT&T! At first glance, this seems to be yet another ploy by the large backbone providers to A) fuck up Net Neutrality and B) get more money in their pockets. That $55B figure is actually on the low end of the scale - I've seen amounts of $150B and more.

    I'll definitely read the study to form a good opinion, but I wouldn't be running for the hills just yet.
     
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    OH, how many times I have heard that - as I try to piece someone's system back together. :eek:

    But, in a typical domestic scenario you should be fine and so long as your password isn't unduly weak I'd not worry too much. :smile:
     
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    just because you have wireless internet doesn't mean it cant be affected its still the "internet" not special other net. I personally doubt we will ever see a big problem but if you think your safe with wireless think again it still comes from the same source as the guy next door with his high speed land line. Its like people buying an HD tv and having digital cable, unless you pay for HD cable your still watching standard def just on an HD TV.
     
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    I have always had times the internet seems painful slow This is not much on a surprise scale and with more accessing all the time and more things being for download accessibility it is not a wonder that it might get some slower.
     
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    My neibour is like 60+ years old and gets me to do her computer fixing... I'm sure that there isn't much she could do :p
     
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    Well, I read something in Wired about a guy who has the slickest smartphone with oodles of freeware and Wi-Fi capacity and such. He had to build it himself. He's got some tech-savvy obviously, and he made a point about how telecommunications providers cripple consumers by deliberately not participating in product development. With the billions in profit being generated, giant companies could really go forward with Wi-Fi or full fiber optic installation or more efficient towers, but the heads would rather line their pockets first.

    Do you remember when 56K modems were the fastest you could get? I just considered how the push for DSL might have happened because consumers were getting sick of unpredictable access. The numbers and the demand started dropping down, and the telecomms figured to roll out the next new thing to get people back on board again. If this theory has any merit to it, then the companies are really for-shit. You hear of the nations in the Far East that have supreme resources and accessibility that leave ours in the dust. And it's not just an issue of nation size. It's a willingness to keep all the money and resources hoarded in one place instead of better spending it on the good for the consumers.
     
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