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Internet Evolution

The Data

Measuring the Internet is hard. Really hard. The scale and diversity of the system make obtaining objective, comprehensive measurements of any aspect of the interconnected whole virtually impossible. Instead we must rely on sampling and educated guesswork, with all of the caveats that entails. Nevertheless, in the firm belief that data are better than no data, we highlight a couple of pieces of interesting, recent work that provide some hard data to underpin discussion and speculation about how the Internet is changing.

The Atlas Internet Observatory Report, 2009

  • This study presents some findings from one of the world’s largest Internet monitoring infrastructures. Read more…

Complexity of Internet Interconnections: Technology, Incentives and Implications for Policy

  • This paper discusses the variety of networks that make up the Internet and the diverse ways in which they choose to interconnect with each other. Read more…