UK: The internet could collapse in eight years due to a ‘capacity crunch’, experts have warned. Our ever-increasing demand for faster data, streaming services and more powerful computers is pushing our communications structure to the limit and led to a looming web crisis, it’s claimed. Leading engineers, physicists and telecoms companies warn that cables and fibre optics that carry information to people’s laptops, tablets and smartphones will soon reach their limit and not be able to take any more data. Internet firms could be forced to lay down more cables just to cope with demand – with the additional cost borne by consumers. read more…

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