Defense Department Says MySpace, YouTube Eating Up Too Much Bandwidth
from the no-more dept
The U.S. Department of Defense is apparently cutting off access to a variety of sites, including MySpace and YouTube. It's not so much that they don't want people surfing the web for recreational purposes... but that they don't have enough bandwidth to handle the demand. In a time where the Defense Department probably should be doing its best to keep soldiers happy, cutting them off from one of their main sources of entertainment and communication seems like a particularly short-sighted move. Obviously, if you had to chose between, say, body armor and more bandwidth, you could make the argument that body armor could be more important -- but it certainly seems likely to greatly upset a lot of soldiers.