Growth of the Web
New technologies for home users will bring higher bandwidth and thus better features to consumers.
ISDN, cable modems, satellite delivery, ADSL and local modem dial-up stations will compete for the
estimated 70 million additional web users by the year 2000.
In July 1996, the total number of published web pages was over 44 million. That is projected to exceed 1
billion by the year 2000. Advertising on the web was in excess of $70 million in 1996 and is expected to
exceed $2 billion by 2000.
Sites enabling commerce
Clearly the close to 1 million “under construction” web sites are going to mature and start offering sales
over the web. This is an exceptionally exciting time, as we all shape the face of the systems which we will
live with for the next decade.
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