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  • The only way to save the Internet from the coming "exaflood," the report concludes, is to pay more federal money to the likes of AT&T and let them gut Net Neutrality protections so they can fix the problem.

    Timothy Karr: Suckered by Astroturf

  • "The IIA has been pushing the idea of a looming 'exaflood' for some time, with the primary goal being industry deregulation," writes Karl at Broadband Reports.

    Timothy Karr: Suckered by Astroturf

  • He explained this paradigm as an evolving era in which an "exaflood" of observational data was threatening to overwhelm scientists.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Bandwidth has become dirt cheap; despite the fear-mongering about the "exaflood" and the "zettaflood" and (presumably) the "yottaflood," bandwidth costs drop significantly every year.

    Ars Technica

  • - We've frequently discussed and debunked the "exaflood," a term coined by the same think tank that brought you intelligent design, created in part to justify a shift to metered billing and decreased regulation in the sector.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Proponents of the "exaflood" used the concept to oppose "net neutrality," the idea that all Internet users should access all content equally, without hindrance or favoritism.

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  • The idea of "Internet brownouts" comes from the "exaflood," the concept that the many interlocking networks that form the modern Internet will break under the strain of accomodating increasing data consumption.

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  • The internet: Predictions that an "exaflood" of traffic will overload the internet have been doing the rounds.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • - While telco lobbyists (or paid "think tank" commenters) have a long history of pushing the totally bogus concept of an "exaflood" of traffic that will take down the internet, more recently they've been pushing this idea of "bandwidth hogs."

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • While telco lobbyists (or paid "think tank" commenters) have a long history of pushing the totally bogus concept of an "exaflood" of traffic that will take down the internet, more recently they've been pushing this idea of "bandwidth hogs."

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

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  • “He explained this paradigm as an evolving era in which an “exaflood” of observational data was threatening to overwhelm scientists. The only way to cope with it, he argued, was a new generation of scientific computing tools to manage, visualize and analyze the data flood.”

    The New York Times, A Deluge of Data Shapes a New Era in Computing, by John Markoff, December 14, 2009

    December 15, 2009

  • arstechnica.com/articles/culture/the-coming-exaflood.ars: 'Swanson warned that the rise in online voice and video were threatening the Internet, especially at its "edges," those last-mile connections to consumers and businesses where bandwidth is least available. "Without many tens of billions of dollars worth of new fiber optic networks," he wrote, "thousands of new business plans in communications, medicine, education, security, remote sensing, computing, the military and every mundane task that could soon move to the Internet will be frustrated. All the innovations on the edge will die."

    'What we are facing is nothing less than a "coming Exaflood." '

    There's also a suite of terms involving exabyte.

    December 19, 2007