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Originally posted by ixnay
Australia does not have unlimited internet access outside of dial-up.
We have caps and data fees only. Rudd was looking to give us unlimited high speed broadband but now it seems he doesn't want that.
Good to see the world trying to join Australia in having no highspeed (ADSL or above) internet access that's unlimited.
[edit on 3-6-2008 by ixnay]
Estimates as to when the pool of available IPv4 addresses will be exhausted vary widely, and should be taken with caution. In 2003, Paul Wilson (director of APNIC) stated that, based on then-current rates of deployment, the available space would last until 2023. In September 2005 a report by Cisco Systems reported that the pool of available addresses would be exhausted in as little as 4 to 5 years. As of November 2007, a daily updated report projected that the IANA pool of unallocated addresses would be exhausted in May 2010, with the various Regional Internet Registries using up their allocations from IANA in April 2011. 
Originally posted by Rook1545
Originally posted by Tuebor
Its already a reality in Ontario.
I've received a pop up message the last 2 months from Rogers that I am very close to going over my limit for the month.
I'm not happy about the extra charge but at least they give me a heads up!
In Alberta, Telus has had this since they brought in DSL. $1/Gb is actually a really good price we were being charged close to $50/Gb at one point, my parents were none to happy about some of those bills.
His first words are “The United States has fallen to 16th in the world in broadband adoption. Americans pay more for slower connection speeds than people in other countries. Too many Americans, especially those in rural areas or low-income households, aren’t connected.”
The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), states something very similar: “The United States is currently the only industrialized nation without a national policy for promoting broadband.”
Today it is happening. We estimate that in the U.S. by 2015:
* movie downloads and P2P file sharing could be 100 exabytes
* video calling and virtual windows could generate 400 exabytes
* “cloud” computing and remote backup could total 50 exabytes
* Internet video, gaming, and virtual worlds could produce 200 exabytes
* non-Internet “IPTV” could reach 100 exabytes, and possibly much more
* business IP traffic will generate some 100 exabytes
* other applications (phone, Web, e-mail, photos, music) could be 50 exabytes
The U.S. Internet of 2015 will be at least 50 times larger than it was in 2006. Internet growth at these levels will require a dramatic expansion of bandwidth, storage, and traffic management capabilities in core, edge, metro, and access networks. A recent Nemertes Research study estimates that these changes will entail a total new investment of some $137 billion in the worldwide Internet infrastructure by 2010. In the U.S., currently lagging Asia, the total new network investments will exceed $100 billion by 2012.
Technology remains the key engine of U.S. economic growth and its competitive edge. Policies that encourage investment and innovation in our digital and communications sectors should be among America’s highest national priorities.
Originally posted by Dulcimer
This is nothing new..... unless you never used dialup. My service has been doing this for as long as I can remember.
[edit on 3-6-2008 by Dulcimer]
Originally posted by zerotime
If a company starts trying to charge by hours or bandwidth again they will just end up losing customers to the other companies that decide to cut deals. That's how capitalism works.