It is a strange news about the internet.
Pigeon transfers data faster than South Africa's Telkom
First I was astonished to see this title. It must not be possible that a pigeon flies faster than the light or electricity. I guessed that the cables or servers were dysfunctional in South Africa. They might need to be repaired repeatedly.
The fact was that, the file size of the subject to be transferred was 4 gigabytes. So it needed a long time to transfer it via internet. The 4 GB is not easy to download even in Japan. We often rather choose to send a package including a memory stick if we are asked to send it.
Internet speed has been improved dramatically. It was fantastic to stream a movie in a decade ago. Now we can watch a new Hollywood movie at home always just we want to do. In contrast, the amount of electronic data we deal with is rapidly increasing. There is always unbalanced between storage and transfer.
Some researchers say that local data storages will perish. But I think it will be the future far from now.