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Internet infrastructure approaching limits of capacity

telecom | 08/22/2014 7:49 pm EDT

The size of the Internet is becoming a challenge for the hardware that supports it and there could be some hiccups in service in the coming months as a result, according to experts. Jim Cowie, chief scientist with New Hampshire-based Internet analytics company Dyn, said users of the Internet might have had problems accessing certain websites on Aug. 12 because on that day many of border gateway protocol (BGP) routers that direct web traffic reached their limit. Cowie said many of these routers — he's unsure the exact number or proportion — are only capable of handling about...