Bruce P. Mehlman
The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition of business and non-profit organizations that aim to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to the critical tool that is broadband Internet. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that support equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption so that everyone, everywhere can seize the benefits of the Internet - from education to health care, employment to community building, civic engagement and beyond.
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Total annual MB of data traffic exceeded 866.7 billion MB, up 123% from 388 billion MB in 2010
From 2008 to 2009 mobile-broadband data traffic grew by a whopping 158%
According to Bernstein Research, from 2008 to 2009 mobile-broadband data traffic grew by a whopping 158%.
189m mobile-broadband connections generating on average 175 megabytes of traffic per month
At the end of 2008 there were 189m mobile-broadband connections, generating on average 175 megabytes of traffic per month, according to Bernstein Research.
In 2008…Americans consumed over 3,600 exabytes of information, or an average of 34 gigabytes per person per day
In 2008, according to a new UC-San Diego study, Americans consumed over 3,600 exabytes of information, or an average of 34 gigabytes per person per day.
Overall demand for mobile data is estimated to grow at an annual rate of 125% over the next few years and at rates 100 times greater than voice traffic will grow over the next decade.
Cisco’s famous “Zettaflood” report last year predicted that video would make up half of the Internet’s traffic by 2012, when Internet traffic would hit 522 exabytes.
U.S. IP traffic could reach 1,000 exabytes, or 1 zettabyte, by 2015.
One HD film (motion picture) amounts to about 10 GB of data.
With HD, NetFlix today would ship 5.8 exabytes of DVDs each year. HD movie downloads and streams could generate 100 exabytes per year, or around 10x today’s U.S. Internet.
30 exabytes of telephone traffic are transmitted globally each year.
The first phase of the Internet, starting with Arpanet in 1969, was a small research project that linked together a few, and then a few thousand, scientists.
In the mid-1990s the second broad phase delivered the Internet to the masses with e-mail, graphical browsers, and the World Wide Web.
Third phase is underway; video over the Net portends innumerable consumer and commercial possibilities.