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Unformatted text preview: 2011 July 18, 2011 F U T URE OF T H E I N T ER N E T The Internet is having trouble keeping up with the rapid increase in users and the increased workload created by the popularity of bandwidth-intensive applications such as music and video files. The broadband connections needed to enjoy these new applications are not evenly distributed. Several ongoing projects promise to provide solutions for these problems in the future. Once these connectivity problems are dealt with, people around the world will be able to enjoy the new Web services that are only a few short years away. SATE L L I T E I N T ER N ET CON N ECT IO NS Many people living in remote or sparsely populated areas are not served by broadband Internet connections. Cable or optical fiber networks are very expensive to install and maintain, and ISPs are not interested in providing service to areas or individuals unless they think it will be profitable. One hope for people without broadband connections is provided by satellite TV networks. Remote ISPs connect to the satellite connections is provided by satellite TV networks....
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- Summer '09
- Internet service provider, Broadband Internet access, sparsely populated areas, new Web services