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The internet is heading for a crash unless it increases its bandwidth capabilities, according to an analyst report.
Stan Schatt, research director at ABI, told Ars Technica: "Uploading bandwidth is going to have to increase, and the cable providers are going to get killed on bandwidth as HD programming becomes more commonplace."
Schatt added that the solution to the problem is to change to digital switching and move to IPTV. "They will be brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century," he said.
Cisco found that American video websites currently transmit more data per month than the entire amount of traffic sent over the internet in 2000.
It should be a simple matter of laying more fiber and adding capacity, but expect prices to increase to cover the cost.