Internet traffic is poised to quadruple in four years thanks to the proliferation of Internet-connected devices, users, and faster networks, according to a study conducted by Cisco Systems.
By 2016, the Internet will reach 1.3 zettabytes of traffic -- a zettabyte being the equivalent of a trillion gigabytes, or every movie ever made crossing the network every three minutes. In 2016, Cisco said, more traffic will travel across the network than in all prior "Internet years" combined.
The study underscores society's growing dependence on the Internet and the need for a persistent connection. Beyond an increase … Read more