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 Report: Internet Outages Could Occur By 2010, As Capacity Stalls
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Posted: Nov 20 2007, 12:47 PM


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The next Google, YouTube, or Amazon might not arise if the situation isn't fixed, researchers with Nemertes report.

Booming demand for Internet services combined with insufficient infrastructure investment could leave the Web vulnerable to brown outs within three years, a study released Tuesday predicted.

Nemertes Research said Internet providers need to invest from $42 billion to $55 billion -- or 60% to 70% more than current plans call for -- to stave off interruptions to the digital economy that could happen if the 'Net bogs down. "The nextGoogle (NSDQ: GOOG), YouTube, or Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) might not arise" if the situation isn't fixed, Nemertes said.


Whole story at InformationWeek.com
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