Canadian Internet providers face looming glitches


Swelling numbers of iPads, e-readers and laptops are swallowing up the finite space on the Internet and raising fears of the types of slowdowns and glitches predicted with the Y2K bug.

The problem stems from a decades-old oversight: the Internet’s inventors assumed four billion numeric addresses would be plenty.

They weren’t counting on tweens from Toronto to Tibet exhausting those addresses with their iPhones, BlackBerrys and Kindles.

There’s almost no room left on the Internet for new computers and gadgets and Canadian Internet service providers are competing rather than cooperating to solve the problem.. Read More [via thestar]

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