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Subject:  Infobahn glut Date:  7/10/1999  3:10 PM
Author:  TMFJeanie Number:  2431 of 123778

Another one of those "bandwidth overcapacity" opinions, only this one truly attempts to be alarming...

From the front page business section of today's Boston Globe, here's how it starts out:

<<If Mark Bruneau is right, tens of billions of dollars worth of stock market investment in
information-highway communications networks runs the risk of going up in smoke.>>

<<He predicts that within two years, the United States will have 400
times more telecommunications capacity than it had in 1998 - demand for space on networks to
carry computer traffic, video and voice calls will grow only 20 times.>>

<<
With one company alone, Qwest Communications International Inc., now building network
capacity that could move the the entire contents of the Library of Congress coast-to-coast in 20
seconds, a number of other analysts agree there is reason to question the need for the the
half-dozen more like it that are also under construction.>>

And so on, and so on.

Read the whole article at http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/191/business/Infobahn_glut+.shtml


Jeanie
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