An Internet Map To Rule Them All

Despite the fact that we use it every day, most of us don't really know where the Internet comes from or how it works. Hint: it's not magic, and it's not exactly a 'series of tubes'.

In a paper that was presented at the Sigcomm conference this summer, researchers have put together a fuller picture of the physical internet--the cell towers, routers, switches, and fiber-optic cables that make the World Wide Web work. They ended up creating the first detailed, public map of Internet infrastructure.

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