[caption id="attachment_36889" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Technology experts have been preparing for the depletion of IPv4 addresses since the 1990s."][/caption]

The internet is running out of numerical addresses – known as IP addresses – and that might not be so bad for colleges and universities prepared for the transition to the next web protocol, as campuses could sell their current IP addresses and help fill budget shortfalls prevalent in higher education.

The spread of internet use in Asia and the proliferation of internet-connected phones worldwide are causing the internet to run out of numerical addresses,...

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