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Hosting provider Peer1 the Map of the Internet. Unlike cute maps showing sites or personal viewpoints this map illustrates what ISP is connected to what Internet Exchange or university network across a vast array of networks stretching around the word. And it’s pretty.

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Hosting provider Peer1 decided to get all geeky ahead of South by Southwest and created what it’s calling the Map of the Internet. Unlike cute maps showing web sites or personal viewpoints, this map illustrates what ISP is connected to what Internet Exchange or university network across a vast array of networks stretching around the world. It’s pretty sweet to look at, and Peer1 is handing out posters of the map at SXSW for the truly nerdy (I’d put it next to my spectrum-allocation charts).

Rajan Sodhi, VP of marketing  and communications at PEER 1, said the map was created using data from the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis and contains information on 19,869 web players connected by 44,344 connections. The size of the nodes and the thickness of the lines indicates the size of those particular providers and their connections. Check Google at I8 or Verizon at F15.

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  1. I definitely need to get one of these posters to put on the wall in my office.

  2. What about Level 3 @ I13?

    1. Stacey Higginbotham Russ Tuesday, March 1, 2011

      Yes, Level 3 is a beast :)

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    [...] Hosting provider Peer1 decided to get all geeky ahead of South by Southwest and created what it's calling the Map of the Internet. Unlike cute maps showing web sites or personal viewpoints this map illustrates what ISP is connected to what Internet Exchange or university network across a vast array of networks stretching around the world. It's pretty sweet to look at, and Peer1 is handing out posters of the map at SXSW for the truly nerdy (I'd pu … Read More [...]

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