It was not that long ago that stories of internet overload were being seen popping up everywhere.
There were even warnings that if growth carried on the way that it was then, the whole infrastructure would collapse causing serious problems for all internet users.
However, it seems that this forward trend may be slowing and in fact, according to the study done by a market research firm, internet traffic around the world grew by only fifty-three per cent for the year from mid 2007 to mid 2008.
This is around sixty-one per cent down on the previous year.
There are regional differences where established networks are seeing a minimal growth, while in new markets the growth is surging.
Within Europe the figures are slightly down, whereas traffic between the US and South America is on the increase.