Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Law of Internet Bandwidth" Has Since 1998 Suggested 1 Gbps by 2020

In April 5, 1998, Jakob Nielsen projected that Internet access bandwidth was on a growth path to reach 1 Gbps by 2020, growing about 50 percent a year.

Up to this point, Law of Internet Bandwidth has proven quite accurate.

Nielsen plotted access speed starting with 300 bits per second in 1984, and updated the data through 2010 when Nielsen was using a 31 Mbps cable modem service.





Extrapolating just a bit further, one reaches 1 Gbps by 2020.

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