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What are four major limitations of today's Internet?

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Some limitations of today's internet include possible inadequate bandwidth limitations, infrastructure

limitations, issues related to service quality, and difficulty policing the internet for criminal (online and

possibly off-line) activity. Bandwidth can be viewed as the width of the highway, or in terms of technology,

the information highway. If a highway doesn't have enough lanes to handle heavy traffic, it becomes

congested. When this happens on the internet, it leads to slow 'last mile' service or service to individual

consumers (Santoso, 2010). This can create challenges in sharing large video or voice files. Both

businesses and home offices are more likely to be affected, particularly when applications like web meetings

and web conferencing are utilized for collaboration among professionals within the organization or among

private professionals.

Infrastructure limitations occur when current infrastructure fails to keep up with demand. The ...

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This solution provides a discussion that lists four challenges of today's internet and explains how the challenges create difficulties. References used are included.