Chris Harrison, a doctoral student from Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute has produced a series of interesting maps depicting the geographical structure and distribution of the Internet.
Here are some interesting observations I made:
- The coverage in the southern hemisphere is surprisingly low
- The coverage in India and (to a lesser extent) China is much lower than I expected
- The coverage in Australia reflects the location of most of the major cities in the south-eastern region of the country.
- Less well-developed continents like Africa and South America have poor coverage
- Whilst Ireland seems to fare reasonably well in Europe, if you zoom in on Ireland, you could argue that Waterford appears to be among the least well-served.
What do you think?