Recent news article about internet infrastructure

Here’s an article from The Economist today about large tech companies running their own fiber to reduce network congestion and costs. Very relevant to this course and is fairly accessible for students. I am assigning it as a short homework assignment along with a couple discussion questions.


@dougmmcnally thanks for bringing it up. I work for one of the companies mentioned. There is long term investment in this area with use of data, cloud continue to grow. Here is a map of under-sea cables. On the other hand there is this need for privacy and security that the recent Equifax ( it seems back to back twice ) breach reminds us is so important. Europe leads in privacy control and GDPR is going to be important step which probably the whole world will follow.