CABA Information Series

IS-2009-132: Estimating the Exaflood

This article from the Discovery Institute in Seattle explores the data impact of video and rich media on the Internet.  U.S. Internet traffic is expected to reach 1021 bytes (one zettabyte).  The 2015 Internet will be 50 times larger than the 2006 Internet.  Applications in 2015 will include movie downloads, video calls (the largest volume of data on the Internet), cloud computing, gaming, IPTV, business IP, and other applications (phone, e-mail, photos, music, and web browsing).  The history of the growth of Internet traffic is presented.























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