• Two reports on Internet usage were released last week, both of which highlight the growth opportunities in the Internet. On June 1, 2011, Cisco released a report predicting that the “total amount of global Internet traffic will quadruple by 2015 and reach 966 exabytes per year.” Putting that into perspective, 1 exabyte is 1 billion gigabytes. Cisco sees this growth driven by more devices, more users, faster speeds, and more video online. Cisco predicts peer-to-peer file sharing will decrease from 40% of all traffic to 16%, among other findings. Similarly, a May 31, 2011 report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project found that 24% of American adults have placed telephone calls over the Internet and “[o]n any given day 5% of internet users are going online to place phone calls.” Cisco’s report is available here. The Pew Center’s report is available here.