Military Blames Bandwidth for Ban on MySpace, YouTube

The Defense Department, which announced that it was blocking access on its networks to such popular Web sites as MySpace and YouTube, put a technology official under the spotlight to explain why bandwidth -- the available space on a computer network for transferring data -- is something that the military cannot afford to compromise. Rear Adm. Elizabeth A. Hight, vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, repeated the Defense Department's position that 13 specific Web sites were singled out because of the heavy traffic to them from military computers.

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