Making the Internet Faster

Weaknesses in the architecture behind the Internet mean that surfing can sometimes lead to slow speeds and a tiresome wait for a video to load. Redeveloping the whole architecture of the Internet is an option recently discussed even by Internet pioneers. However, a group of European engineers decided to go the opposite way and to monitor traffic and tailor services to meet demand.
There is no single entity behind the Internet. It is made up of different networks that are managed by service providers. These service providers — or operators — manage what data is being sent and monitor the amount of traffic being used in terms of simple web browsing, multimedia streaming or peer to peer file sharing. When the data traffic on a network is too dense what experts call “bottlenecks” can occur, slowing the delivery of information to your computer, which can result in a slower Internet experience.

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