The problems have been so grave that many experts believe it would only be time (actually a couple of years) before the internet is maxed out in terms of both hardware and software processing capacity. This should it occur could spell disaster to a lot of individuals and businesses who for sometime have been moving to go online for their work related functions. The mobile workforce would be rendered useless and without means to communicate to and from offices leaving them in the dark if nothing was to be done to remedy these current issues. Some even suggest that a total re-write and re-working of the internet is already in order for the internet is nothing compared to the model which it started out as a warning system for the US military during the Cold War.
All the fuss may simply be the belief of some or it may indeed be founded on reality and analysis of current information that is available regarding the overall health of the internet. Conspiracy theories abound regarding the goals of such a re-make of the web but it is agreed by all that it must be a concerted effort by everybody for no one body or country can shoulder the costs of such a move. Billions of dollars would be required to re-write the code (programs) that makes the internet work along with billions more to replace the antiquated hardware that was high tech a few years back also overwhelmed and failing due to the immense strain of daily internet use.