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ipoque Internet Study 2007

An analysis of Internet traffic by German Internet traffic management systems provider ipoque has found that Skype accounts for 95 percent of all VoIP traffic on the net in a large part of the World, but P2P is the dominant consumer of bandwidth, accounting for over 90 percent of Internet bandwidth during the night. Continue reading

US lags in broadband – chart

According to the Q3 2007 report by Point Topic on broadband download speeds, most of the rest of the world is seeing increases in their download speeds. The United States, continuing in its stagnant trajectory, has broken off from much of the rest of the most industrialized nations and is now lumped in with the Middle East and Africa. Continue reading

USE OF BROADBAND SERVICE TO OVERTAKE TV VIEWING

InStat predicts that within the next three years more than 16 million US households will use their broadband service more than they use their TV sets. Up to 30% of viewers will drop subscription TV and use the Internet for watching TV. More than 40% say they aren’t getting enough international news and information from their current TV service, despite having hundreds of channels to choose from. Continue reading

DNS Server Survey Reveals Mixed Security Picture

A new survey on the state of DNS, commissioned by infrastructure appliance vendor Infoblox, found that the use of Windows DNS Server in Internet-facing applications has fallen off dramatically as more users act on concerns about security. BIND 9, the latest version, gained against earlier, less secure versions. Continue reading

WHY WE DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT BROADBAND IN THE US

Half of all Americans now have broadband at home, according to the Pew Internet Project’s September 2007 survey, marking the first time that as many as 50% of respondents say they have high-speed Internet connections at home.1 This milestone in broadband adoption occurs at a time of close scrutiny of the data gathered by government agencies on broadband deployment. This backgrounder puts the rate of home broadband adoption in historical context before discussing in detail the issues surrounding broadband data collection and current legislation that seeks to make improvements. Continue reading