[AusNOG] What?

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Mon Apr 27 14:11:51 EST 2009

The source of it all is an (apparent) release by Landel Hobbs, the COO of
Time Warner - http://a.longreply.com/109511

"According to industry analysts, the infrastructure may not be able to
accommodate the explosion of online content by 2012. This could result in
Internet brownouts."

He gives no definition of what an "Internet brownout" is, so obviously the
press has decided to come up with their own...

It's got nothing to do with IPv4, just with a US provider trying to justify
their move into volume-based pricing.


On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 8:04 PM, Matthew Moyle-Croft
<mmc at internode.com.au>wrote:

> http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,25391725-5006301,00.html
> "INTERNET users will face annoying "brownouts" that will freeze their web
> browsers when capacity runs out in cyberspace as early as next year, new
> research says.
> Experts predict consumer demand, growing at about 60 per cent a year, could
> outstrip supply as early as next year because more people are working online
> and using bandwidth-hungry video and music websites. "
> I'm _assuming_ this is something to do with IPv4 address running out?   But
> I'm not sure.  Not at all.
> --
> Matthew Moyle-Croft
> Networks, Internode/Agile
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