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40 maps that explain the internet
The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.
AS Rank: A ranking of the largest Autonomous Systems (AS) in the Internet.
Support for this work is provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate ( Cybersecurity N66001-08-C-2029, SISTER HHSP 233201600012C ), the National Science Foundation Internet Laboratory for Empirical Network Science ( PANDA NSF OAC-1724853, iLENS CNS-0958547, Science Gateway NSF ACI--1547611), and Cisco's University Research Program.