Has not happened since the telegraph was first installed. And that was ever so a long time ago Before even I was born . The price for bandwidth has been dropping for over a hundred years and is still dropping at a good rate and faster than it was when the internet first existed. Yes there maybe a time when it will level out, but by then all of the future tech being worked on and being brought to commercialisation giving at least 1000 to 10000 times the speed and 1 million time the bandwidth. Also the future tech shows we will still be multiplying the bandwidth for a few more decades. By then SAFE junior will have been born and maybe grown up to being a viable replacement.
As an example the Southern Cross Cable (under sea) was laid between Sydney and LA. It has seen over 10 times (25 times from memory) increase in its short lifetime (10 years?) and that is without touching the cable/repeaters. But simply tech that enabled the cable & repeaters to carry more data than it did when installed. If the cable was replaced then that speed would have been 100 times per fibre and 5 to 20 times the number of fibre for less than the cost of the original cable. In fact they are planning a second one now. In other words 2000 times the bandwidth for less cost in just over 10 years
That is the understatement of the decade.
The only reason it won’t continue on the path of multiplying bandwidth is some global disaster/war occurs (man made or natural), but in any case we won’t be worried about bandwidth not growing but having bandwidth at all.
Its just a tax and for what, to protect against something that has so little chance of happening. The chance being equal to the global destruction of most of viable technology. If we plan for all these truely insignificant chances then we will not have a network, it’ll take millions to send data and take decades to program in all the possibilities. There would be at least 1000 more likely problems I could list which come before taxing bandwidth and storage. But these too have such a minimal chance of happening and if they did SAFE would be the least of the problems.
Yea I might have over stated it a bit, but the point is very much valid
To have bandwidth stay constant is to say the internet is stagnating and cannot handle the continuing growth it has seen for 30 years.
Sorry that is such a bad parallel.
1 - prices controlled by greed
2 - There has never been a time when more people have wanted to buy land than who actually do buy land.
3 - Governments are allowing properties to be split so more people can buy land
4 - New housing estates are being open up all the time, even in countries with low or near zero population growth. Like my country.
5 - Did I mention prices are set at the maximum people can get for the land. Greed of man at play and/or survival of man at play if not greed.
That is because wanted land is scarce and all land is owned by someone somewhere. Nothing like that for disk storage. Also disk storage is multiplying at 10 times every 5 years. You cannot even conceive of land space/availability increasing by 10 times every 5 years. If it did then land would be ever so cheap to buy and noone would need to rent.