How you connect matters. While you may not see, feel, or even care about how your device chooses to connect to the internet, each tiny sliver of energy is just another drop in the ever-expanding bucket that is the internet’s energy bill.
Building a sustainable and energy-efficient world-wide-web will require more than just a massive investment in new technologies and digital infrastructure, it will require a shift in how we efficiently manage the resources and protocols we already possess.
The IPv4 shortage and the switch to IPv6
While IPv4 addresses still work just fine, there is one major issue: there are only 4.3 billion unique IPv4 addresses available and all of them have already been allocated. The global supply for IPv4 is exhausted.