Why we need more bandwidth

Here at the office, I've been downloading a single file since 10 AM this morning. I'm writing this article at 5:30 PM. The file is not particularly large; it is six gigabytes, or about the size of one DVD. And the Design Nine offices are on a substantial network that supplies the entire business park. Trying to get this file on a DSL or cable connection would be even more painful. Economic developers who are interested in the newly emerging work from home opportunities have to start thinking about bandwidth strategically, as this type of problem is going to become commonplace without a radically different approach to solving the bandwidth problem (hint: think open services networks).

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