No, the internet can never get 'full up'. Internet pages and media basically just require storage and we are now in the days of the terrobyte (1,024 GB). Storage media is becoming larger and larger, faster and more advanced. It doesn't matter how much information there is on the internet more can always be added. It doesn't all get accessed at the same time either so bandwidth is never an issue. However it is possible, if you have enough storage, to actually download the entire internet.
Actually, experts have predicted this to happen around 2010. They say that with increased bandwidth usage, we will experience something like the effect of an internet "traffic jam". Computers will freeze up and we will have brownouts, with periods of frozen and slow internet access. Another contributing factor to the internet getting too full is the lack of available IP addresses (a unique number assigned to every computer).
I guess in theory it is feasible for the internet to get full if we use up all of our resources for transmitting information. The internet is actually a network of computer networks that depend upon its electronic infrastructure to transmit information. So if you think about bandwidth as the internet highway and the ip addresses as the locations of such information, then the question remains "How do we prevent the internet from getting full?"
Well since it's 2011 I think that theory of the internet being 'full up' by 2010 is not happening. I agree that we will not have to worry about it being filled up and inaccessible, since storage space is becoming more and more compact I don't think we will need to worry about the fact that we will run out of space. As for bandwidth we don't need to worry too much about that as sparkster said, we don't access enough of the internet all at once to make it slow down too much.
by Kain 360 11 months ago
I really hope the FCC does not take away net neutrality. Could content sites like HubPages be negatively affected if the FCC repeals net neutrality regulations? From what I fathom so far, having no net neutrality could effect independent media, applications like Netflixe, and ISPs like Verizon...
by mostafa_elgallant 9 years ago
I love hubpages, but I would also like to buy an easy to use all inclusive to build website at a not too expensive price. I want something easy to build. Any suggestions?
by IzzyM 7 years ago
I need someone who maybe knows a bit about networking to advise me.I only have mobile wifi to access the net with as there are no fixed phone lines, and my bandwidth is limited.I am allowed to use 5 Gbs a month. If I use more than that, my connection speed gets slashed. It's suppose to only go down...
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