A Google exec said recently that soon we will be pushing the web to the breaking point, with demands for online video and websites like MySpace and Bebo we may see the Internet slow down in 2007. Read the article here.
I’m not sure if the Internet will break because I think there is enough bandwidth for all of us no matter what others say. Isn’t that the whole point of a switch over a hub anyways? to keep from getting collisions in a network. It seems to be a little silly that the Internet will break because we will be using “too much bandwidth.”
The makers of Joost also disagree with the statement saying that peer to peer technologies have taken great strides in making things much more scalable.