by Mike Masnick
Mon, Feb 11th 2008 11:26pm
It really felt like we had just gone through this, but here we have a couple of articles from the Associated Press repeating the unsubstantiated claim that growing traffic on the internet is clogging it up. This has been the story that various ISPs have been claiming for a few years, but there's little to no facts to substantiate it. Yes, traffic has been increasing, but when you get beyond the marketing and PR folks, the lawyers and the lobbyists -- there's little evidence to find that the growth in traffic is at risk of clogging anything. Research has shown that the internet remains blissfully unclogged and when you talk to the actual CTOs at ISPs, they seem perfectly happy to admit that there's no bandwidth crunch. So why does the AP repeat the claim as if it's fact, without any citations or evidence?
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