Turns Out There's Plenty Of Investment In Increasing Backbone Capacity
from the well,-look-at-that... dept
Remember just last week when we were told that there wouldn't be investment in internet backbone because of fears that network neutrality would become legalized, and it wouldn't make economic sense? Apparently, someone forgot to tell the network operators. A new research report notes that investment in backbone upgrades is exploding, with just about every network operator already working on upgrades or planning to do so in the next year or so. It may be true that there are still business model questions that need to be worked out, but the idea that investments won't happen due to fears over network neutrality laws seems wrong. Again, if there's demand for bandwidth, there will be business models that make sense.