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Worried the Internet won't be able to keep up with demand? Don't be.
The ability of the Internet to keep pace with increasing demand and changing usage is a recurring concern in the history of the Internet. Today, such concerns are raised with respect to two overlapping trends: first, the accelerating growth in access worldwide, notably in developing countries; and second, the rapid growth in Internet usage by existing and new users, driven by demand for video content and new services such as machine-to-machine applications. Specifically, some stakeholders argue that current business models are unable to supply the infrastructure needed to meet this demand, which could lead to a reduction in service quality or even a collapse of the Internet.