Contrary to some opinions, the Internet is not shrinking, nor does it appear to be slowing yet in its growth, says Internet founder and network scientist Lawrence Roberts.

In fact, new measurements by Roberts suggest traffic on the Internet has recently been growing faster than ever before, increasing as much as an unprecedented four times annually through the first quarter of 2001. Roberts' data shows traffic has been doubling every six months on average across core IP service providers' networks, or in other words, growing by four times annually.

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