Interesting Map of the Internet

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:

  1. The coverage in the southern hemisphere is surprisingly low
  2. The coverage in India and (to a lesser extent) China is much lower than I expected
  3. The coverage in Australia reflects the location of most of the major cities in the south-eastern region of the country.
  4. Less well-developed continents like Africa and South America have poor coverage
  5. 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?

Source: SlashDot

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