If y’all don’t stop downloading funny YouTube videos and consuming bandwidth, the Internet may experience gridlock the likes of which it’s never seen before. According to Nemertes Research (not Acme, then), Internet gridlock by 2010 could seriously slow down our surfing habits as broadband pipes are taxed, possibly leading to a return to dial-up. (No! Anything but that, please!) Such a scenario might also prevent the next Google or YouTube from getting off the ground, or so Nemertes says.
Essentially, we need to upgrade the world’s broadband infrastructure to the tune of $137 billion or we’re doomed. Oh good, nothing to worry about then.
Net gridlock by 2010 study warns [BBC News]