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“The Internet is not something you just dump something on. It’s not a truck. It’s a series of tubes. And if you don’t understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it’s going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormus amounts of material.”
Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), during a debate on Internet neutrality.
BAH HA HA HA HA HA! You fail Ted Stevens. You are almost worse than the ISPs who say they have to limit downloads because the Internet backbone can’t handle all the traffic. That may have been true in the days of 56kbps modem connections but in these days of multi-gigabit speeds, it’s a joke.
I will refrain from bringing Mr. Stevens’ ethics into play here but if you pay attention to politics, I’m sure you have heard and more importantly if you found yourself here you can probably use Google to find information about him.
Seriously, the Internet can handle everything we throw at it. People are streaming high-def video over the Internet now. The technology is constantly changing and creating faster and higher quality connections. There are protocols and standards for handling a large amount of information at once and it may result in a slow down but it won’t bottleneck the whole thing. If two people connect from two different places to the same site at the same time, they may not come in the same way until they get into the site’s hosting location. So as long as the host can support the high amount of traffic, there is no issue.
Oh well, I’ll save the rest of this for my research paper. Until next time, I shall remain…
PS – I saw a car on the road today with the license plate “BATKAR”. How awesome is that?