[IPv4] may limit new Web-based services (i.e. SaaS, PaaS, and email) available to current Netizens, businesses, and governments. That might drive up the prices of these services and discourage innovation among their providers. I think it also limits new Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and new, localized resources (i.e. online bulletins and provincial government websites) for future Netizens in rural and remote communities. By comparison, limitless IP addresses can extend opportunities for communication, competition, and development to millions more people.
A response to "Limits of the Internet" (coursera.org).
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Related: "Permanent Record" (2020)
Related: Computer Networking, 2 (Notes)