[AusNOG] What?

John Lindsay jlindsay at internode.com.au
Mon Apr 27 15:33:02 EST 2009

Nemertes was contracted by  Internet Innovation Alliance which is  
backed by AT&T.

It's an anti-net neutrality puff piece from 2007.

I'm guessing that either someone in DBCDE sees value in pushing this  
angle so they can come out later this week and say "See, this is why  
we need the RuddCom NBN Co.

This was the first result from an appropriately paranoid Google search:



On 27/04/2009, at 1:57 PM, Sam Tilders wrote:

> Quoting Matthew Moyle-Croft <mmc at internode.com.au>:
>> 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.
> A colleague dug up these links.
> They seem to be talking about spending on infrastructure not keeping
> up with the increase in end user demand.
> http://www.nemertes.com/press_releases/user_demand_internet_could_outpace_network_capacity_2010
> http://www.nemertes.com/studies/internet_singularity_delayed_why_limits_internet_capacity_will_stifle_innovation_web#_Toc181763582
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