The internet is one of the most useful and widespread networks in the world. Since its inception and spread in the 1990s the internet has become one of the most important and useful tools for sharing information, getting information on the latest news, marketing and selling products, and staying on contact with friends. Next generation internet networks are slated to be more powerful, more advanced, faster and have more options that are devoted towards helping you stay connected with those on the internet and communicate using quicker and more efficient methods.
The next generation internet networks will be built primarily in response to the various shortcomings that the current internet network system is faced with. Some of the shortcomings that experts have recognized in relation to current internet infrastructure including shortcomings in terms of network security, performance, scalability and reliability. These issues must be addressed with future network designs so they can be bypassed and so the new network can be more powerful and more secure than current internet network designs.
Possibilities for Future Internet Networks
Because the internet as a whole has no central governance or board of directors, change must be implemented by the internet service providers, network experts and entrepreneurs looking to capitalize upon the potential profits that can be had in relation to providing faster and more efficient networks. The basic goals for next generation internet networks are quicker speeds and more widespread availability. Current technology dictates that most internet connections are run through copper lines which have been in place ever since the widespread use of the telephone in the 1940s. These lines were laid by major telecommunication companies many decades ago, and the old technology is severely limiting speed.
Newer technologies such as fiber optic lines are already being implemented by some companies such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Using fiber optic lines allows for much quicker connection speeds as the speed will not be delay or hampered by older copper line technology.
Regardless of technology uses, all future internet network designs will have common goals that should be sought after. These goals include scalability, faster connection speeds, easier access and easier customer support across all networks. There are currently numerous government grants and research grants given to research institutions and organizations in the effort of finding an implementing faster internet connections. It may take time but expect your connections to be much quicker and more secure 10 years from now.