How big is the Internet?

Roy r.engehausen at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 20:00:12 UTC 2013


On 8/14/2013 11:29 AM, Scott Howard wrote:
> To paraphrase Douglas Adams...
>
> "The Internet is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly,
> hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way
> down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space!"
>
>    Scott
>

So the correct answer is 42?


>
>
> On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM, Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> 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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