Web could collapse as video demand soars
As internet video gros in popularity and people anticipate it to be the main source for television viewing in a matter fo time, some are starting to question whether the internet, in its current form, can handle it.
The internet could grind to a halt within two years under the pressure of booming demand for online video, experts have warned.
Soaring visitor numbers to video websites such as YouTube and the BBC's iPlayer are putting the copper wires, which underpin parts of the internet, under severe strain.
Experts warn that unless billions of pounds is spent on upgrading the web's infrastructure, it could slow down or even collapse. An internet meltdown would have a disastrous impact on the economy.