How big is the Internet?

Jorge Amodio jmamodio at
Wed Aug 14 17:40:30 UTC 2013

"This big" has been a pretty accurate answer over the years


On Aug 14, 2013, at 9:32 AM, Sean Donelan <sean at> wrote:

> Researchers have complained for years about the lack of good
> statistics about the internet for a couple fo decades, since the
> end of NSFNET statistics.
> What are the current estimates about the size of the Internet, all IP
> networks including managed IP and private IP, and all telecommunications
> including analog voice, video, sensor data, etc?
> CAIDA, ITU, Telegeography and some vendors like Cisco have released
> forecasts and estimates.  There are occasional pieces of information
> stated by companies in their investor documents (SEC 10-K, etc).

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