ISP Admits Internet Traffic Is Actually Declining
from the but-what-about-the-exaflood? dept
For quite some time, we’ve been pointing out that all the fear mongering from lobbyists and politicians about a coming “exaflood” of bandwidth that will wipe out the internet unless ISPs are allowed to double charge for the same bandwidth, is something of a myth. Instead, it turns out that traffic appears to be slowing its growth trajectory somewhat. The latest to agree with this is Cogent, who supplies plenty of bandwidth, but actually found overall traffic decline last quarter. Apparently, the unstoppable march of bandwidth consumption isn’t as threatening as some would have you believe.