CABA Information Series

IS-2007-45: The Internet's Capacity To Handle Fast-Rising Demand for Bandwidth

This article by the US Internet Industry Association explores business models that will support increasing demands for Internet bandwidth. The number of subscribers is not growing as fast as the increasing demands for bandwidth by the existing subscribers. Internet subscribers have reached 70 per cent of the population in many developed countries. Various schemes for charging for bandwidth are discussed. Examples of bandwidth-intensive applications include IPTV, peer-to-peer file sharing, and collaborative gaming.

















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