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
Originally Posted by Choggs396
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