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Lol I don't even use AT&T for internet.
    
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What's an outside? Is it that new MMO everyone's been talking about?
Haha, I was looking for that.
    
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Sounds more like AT&T are the ones who will run out of bandwidth by 2010, and in a desperate attempt -- tries to scare people into becoming new customers with them.
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Wasn't there an article on this a few months back saying that the Governemnt gave them 300B$ and doesn't know where it went.
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Fail. This article makes it sound like the entire internet is running off of a single set of servers that are solely provided by AT&T. Again, fail.

The internet is not something you just dump something on; it's not just a big truck. It's a series of tubes!!!!
    
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Comcast has stopped pretending they're about to run out of bandwidth. At a recent FCC hearing, the Christian Coalition wisely pointed out that Comcast would gain much more bandwidth than they would need for the near future simply by canceling 2 porn video on demand channels and using the pipes for internet traffic

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Fail. This article makes it sound like the entire internet is running off of a single set of servers that are solely provided by AT&T. Again, fail.

The internet is not something you just dump something on; it's not just a big truck. It's a series of tubes!!!!
AT&T owns a few (about a dozen - I don't remember the exact number) of HUGE fiber switching stations. At one point or another every single bit that goes across the internet within the US (and a large portion of international traffic) passes through one of these stations. That is part of the reason that the NSA spying on AT&T hubs was so serious - it affects much more than just AT&T customers
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Comcast has stopped pretending they're about to run out of bandwidth. At a recent FCC hearing, the Christian Coalition wisely pointed out that Comcast would gain much more bandwidth than they would need for the near future simply by canceling 2 porn video on demand channels and using the pipes for internet traffic



AT&T owns a few (about a dozen - I don't remember the exact number) of HUGE fiber switching stations. At one point or another every single bit that goes across the internet within the US (and a large portion of international traffic) passes through one of these stations. That is part of the reason that the NSA spying on AT&T hubs was so serious - it affects much more than just AT&T customers
Wow. I didn't know this. Thanks for the info.

That kinda sucks, though...
    
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ok so we would have a very slow internet then... But all the backbones just need to be upgraded, then we will be fine
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Well, all the roadways, bridges and etc are replaced continually. It's not one lump replacement every 20 some years.
The internet wouldn't need to be like that either. The bottom line is that the infrastructure in America does not see enough maintenance. There was a nationwide survey conducted a short while ago ( couple years maybe); it concluded that my particular area (south-east virginia) was home to some of the most poorly maintained bridges in the country.

Hooray!

If this country doesn't learn how to spend on itself we're going to deteriorate. This is only a small part of a much larger picture.
    
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The only real problem is that the entire WWW runs off a couple handfuls (15 I think?) of DNS servers.
I can assure you that there are much more than 15 DNS servers used throughout the world. The internet is the world's biggest form of mesh topology and is not dependant on any small group of servers.
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