MFS WorldCom/WilTel/LDDS

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Thu Aug 29 21:48:53 UTC 1996

Stephen Balbach writes:
> > I doubt it. The curve is racing upward now because of all the people
> > who are suddenly connecting to the net. Once a large fraction of them
> > are on the curve will slow dramatically -- demand for bandwidth will
> > continue to increase, but only as fast as the customers can eat it,
> > which is by definition related to how fast their equipment runs.
> constraint will always drive bandwidth to higher speeds. Thus it follows
> Moore's Law as chips get faster, so will computers and conversly -
> bandwidth. There is no end in sight for the need of more bandwidth.

If you had read what I wrote carefully, my claim was simply once
everyone is connected at reasonable speed, demand for bandwidth will
rise as fast as the equipment can cope with it, but no faster. I
thus already addressed your point.


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