Saturday, April 15, 2006

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Who owns the Internet? We have a map that shows you. (CIO Blogs)

“What is this ball of colors? It is the North American Internet, or more specifically a map of just about every router on the North American backbone, (there are 134,855 of them for those who are counting).

The colors represent who each router is registered to. Red is Verizon; blue AT&T; yellow Qwest; green is major backbone players like Level 3 and Sprint Nextel; black is the entire cable industry put together; and gray is everyone else, from small telecommunications companies to large international players who only have a small presence in the U.S.

If you click on the map it will take you to much bigger version complete with labels that tell you the address of many of the routers.”
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