Some of us can remember dialing up to access the Web on a 2400 baud modem, waiting for a connection, and then slogging through an exhausting online session of wait, type, wait, type, wait. Todayís speeds mean that we expect instant connectivity and the ability to stream video, surf the Web, answer emails and more, all at the same time. According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, changes are coming that will increase Internet speeds to a point that our news media consumption will be changed in ways we canít even comprehend.

For example, effective hyper-local news may finally become a reality. The news you receive may be accurately tailored to the neighborhood you are currently in, providing news that complements where you are and what you are doing. Context-aware news applications may take custom news media consumption to a whole new level.

User-generated content has become ubiquitous. We are now used to seeing videos of news happening in real time, but faster upload times and more bandwidth will make virtually everyone a potential news source.

The sheer volume of data entering the news stream will require greater ability for journalists, editors and consumers to filter content. We are seeing new companies emerge that can provide tailored news feeds based upon rules set by the individual. These new algorithmic approaches to filtering media will have significant implications for news purveyors.

Finally, imagine living the news instead of just reading about it or watching it on a screen. Immersive virtual reality experiences may put you in the middle of a news story in a way that none of us can visualize today. The only thing that is certain about the future of news is that we will experience it in a completely different way ten years from now than we do today. News organizations will need to scramble to adapt to these new realities.